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A Favorable Health Report
The figures on the public health situation have been awaited with interest, as 1932 was the third year of the economic depression. During the winter, the unemployed attained the number of some 800,000, which is about 6 per cent of the whole population. In spite of this, the final record of the year is rather favorable. The population of Czechoslovakia attained the figure of 15,000,000. The birth rate continued to decline but not as rapidly as was seen during the first years of the depression. The general mortality continues to remain low and even to decline in some parts of the country. The general mortality was about 14. This was the sixth year without a case of smallpox registered; this was undoubtedly due to enforcement of the compulsory vaccination and revaccination law. Typhus fever continues to appear sporadically in the eastern part of Czechoslovakia. The blot
PRAGUE. JAMA. 1933;101(8):618–619. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740330050024
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