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May 5, 1923


Author Affiliations

Newark, N. J.

JAMA. 1923;80(18):1332. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640450052029

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To the Editor:  —The government of Algeria recently published an interesting report of the mortality of the city of Algiers which includes some exceptionally valuable statistics on cancer. The report is the work of Dr. Lemaire and covers the period 1914-1921, inclusive. The cancer statistics are given in the accompanying table.I may add to the foregoing that the European population of Algiers is estimated at 147,986, while the native population is given as 47,669.

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