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October 30, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(18):1493-1494. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680180065025

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More Rigorous Measures Against Offending Automobilists  The number of automobile accidents in Italy has increased in recent years, largely because of inexperienced drivers, among whom are many women. Seeking to put an end to this, the minister of justice has recently demanded exemplary punishment for inexperienced or negligent automobilists.

Cancer Mortality in Italy  According to the official records, 25,107 persons died of cancer in Italy in 1921, as against 93,000 deaths in the United States, 45,328 in England and 35,000 in France. Professor Trambusti, professor of general pathology in the University of Genoa, states, however, that these figures are too low as far as Italy is concerned. He contends also that the number of deaths from malignant tumors in Italy during the period from 1887 to 1917 is considerably higher than the reported 565,069. During the last ten years, in the institutes of pathologic anatomy of Turin, Genoa, Pisa, Milan,

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