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January 27, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(4):264-265. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640310044023

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The Increase of Cancer  All statistics seem to show an apparent increase of cancer. The recently issued report of the registrar-general for Scotland for the year 1921 gives the mortality due to cancer as 122 for each hundred thousand of the population, a rate higher than that of any previous year. The health officer of Kent also states that in 1921 the death rate from cancer was the highest on record in the county, 133 for each hundred thousand. In 1910, the rate was 90, so that possibly an increase of nearly 50 per cent. has taken place. In both Scotland and Kent, cancer caused a higher mortality than any other disease excepting heart disease, and in the former country the rate exceeded that of tuberculosis by 50 per cent. The usual factors controlling reports of cancer deaths should, of course, be taken into consideration.

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