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August 5, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(6):487-488. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640060069022

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A Legacy of a Million Francs to the Academy of Medicine  Prince Albert of Monaco, who died recently, bequeathed to the Academy of Medicine, of which he was an honorary member, the sum of one million francs. A like sum was bequeathed to the Academy of Sciences.

French Vital Statistics for 1921  The secretary (minister) of labor recently published the official vital statistics for France for the year 1921. It is an unfavorable report from every point of view. The number of births is below that of 1920, while the number of deaths has increased; the number of marriages has also decreased. The excess of births over deaths, amounting to 159,790 in 1920, or forty-one for each 10,000 inhabitants, decreased in 1921 to 117,023, or thirty for each 10,000 inhabitants.A comparison of the number of births and deaths for the years 1921, 1920 and 1913 is shown in the

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