The Journal presents its thirteenth annual survey1 of typhoid fever mortality in the sixty-nine cities of the United States that had more than 100,000 population in 1920.2 In the preceding reports the cities have been grouped according to population, but this year a departure has been made and the recognized geographic divisions of the U. S. Census Bureau have been used instead. The typhoid mortality rates in previous years have been shown to bear no demonstrable relation to the size of the city population, and on the other hand there has been shown a significant connection between geographic location and typhoid mortality. It is thought that this may be brought out more clearly by a definite geographic arrangement.
The cities of the New England group (Table 1) have for the most part exceedingly low typhoid rates. Two cities in this group, Fall River and Hartford, report no typhoid
TYPHOID IN THE LARGE CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1924: THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT. JAMA. 1925;84(11):813–815. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26620370002012
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