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April 17, 1915

TYPHOID IN THE LARGE CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1914

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(16):1322-1325. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25710420008018
Abstract

For two years past The Journal has published statistics showing the mortality from typhoid fever in those cities of the United States having over 100,000 population.1 There were fifty such cities in 1910, and by 1914 ten others (Hartford, Conn., San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, Trenton and Camden, N. J., Springfield and New Bedford, Mass., Tacoma, Wash., and Reading, Pa.) had been added to the list, making a total of sixty cities considered in the present summary. One of these (Hartford, Conn.) was included in our tables for 1912 and 1913. The estimated increase of population has in a few cases caused a regrouping.2

The excellent showing made by the city of New York in 1913 has been further improved on, and the rate for 1914 (6.2) falls below the low rate of the previous year, and again makes a new low typhoid record.

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