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January 20, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(3):197-198. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640300047025

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Epidemic Diseases in Hungary  Some interesting facts concerning the statistics of epidemic diseases in Hungary have been brought to light by a recent book, based on the figures published by the commission of the Hungarian Bureau of Statistics.

PREVALENCE  The author points out that, ever since the year 1874, the death rate from epidemic diseases in Hungary has shown a steady decrease, except in the case of scarlet fever, which has remained almost stationary since 1876. Smallpox, typhus exanthematus and cholera, on the other hand, at present appear only sporadically, and are usually suppressed at once; moreover, these diseases are invariably imported into Budapest, the infection being traced in every case to some source outside the city.Typhoid, on the whole, has been less frequent in Hungary since the improvement of the sewerage system and waterworks. During the last two years, however, there has been an increase in the number

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