[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 3, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(1):54-55. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720270056025

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Infant Mortality in Tokyo  Mr. Takashima, health expert of the Metropolitan Police, has published his statistical observations on the death rate of infants in Tokyo. He intended to make some researches that would come to a conclusion concerning the necessity of birth control, which the authorities of Tokyo began publicly to carry on last year and which led the physicians and other men of authority to much discussion at the beginning of this year. He has studied the statistics published by the statistics bureaus last February about the population of this country from January to September, 1929, and has found that the death rate of infants in Tokyo is rather low in comparison with those of other places, averaging 12.5, as compared with 14.4 for the rest of Japan. The birth rate of the city of Tokyo is also lower, being 29.28 per thousand, as compared with 36.31 for Japan.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview