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August 26, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(9):723. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740340075021

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The Increasing Population  The statistical bureau reports a remarkable increase in the population in 1932. The births numbered 2,182,743, an average of 249 per hour. The deaths numbered 1,174,875, an average of 134 per hour. The death rate was the lowest one during the last half century. The increase of the population was therefore 1,007,868; in 1931 it was 861,534.

Beds for Tuberculous Patients  According to the report of the home office, the government hospitals and sanatoriums for tuberculosis number sixty, with 4,376 beds, and the private ones number 329, with 5,369 beds. In addition there are twenty-five secondary sanatoriums with 3,857 beds. At the annual conference of health experts in Tokyo recently the question of establishing sanatoriums was discussed that the government might keenly feel the urgent necessity of isolating the serious cases of tuberculosis in order to prevent the rapid spread of the disease. But this work must

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