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June 1, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;104(22):2008-2014. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760220054022

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LONDON  (From. Our Regular Correspondent)May 4, 1935.

No Increase of Malnutrition  Attempts have been made by the labor party to represent maternal mortality and other matters of public health as due to malnutrition and the result of insufficient unemployment dole. These allegations have always been shown to be unfounded. In December last a letter appeared in the Times from a Sunderland physician maintaining that between the Tyne and the Tees (a large industrial area in the north of England where unemployment is rife) there was, in spite of what the chief medical officer of the ministry of health said in his last two reports, a substantial and progressive deterioration in public health. The minister of health immediately appointed some of his higher officials to make an investigation. They visited the area and reported that the death rates from bronchitis and pneumonia, and the case mortality rate from scarlet fever

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