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October 6, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(14):1222-1223. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650140066030

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Mortality in Germany  The mortality among the male and the female population of Germany in 1913 (157 and 143, respectively, per 10,000 inhabitants) was the lowest that had ever been recorded. In 1914, the last five months of which marked the beginning of the war, the difference between the mortality among males and females increased from 14 to 86, the mortality for males being 234 and for females 148. In 1915, the first complete year of warfare, which brought the heaviest losses of the war, the mortality among males (287) was almost twice as great as that among females (145). During the years 1916 and 1917, the war losses decreased, as did the difference between the mortality of the sexes. In 1916, the mortality among females dropped to 141, which was even lower than in 1913; this partly due to the fact that in 1916 the diminishing birth rate, which

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