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June 5, 1943

Heilbrigdisskýrslur. (Public Health in Iceland) 1939

JAMA. 1943;122(6):408. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840230060029

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This report of public health conditions in Iceland for 1939 is a government publication prepared by the Ministry of Public Health. It is a well organized and comprehensive record of public health activities and statistics for the year, being modeled in format after the records of Denmark and Norway. The statistical tabulation and analysis of births, deaths and morbidity seem to be good, and the tables showing the distribution of diseases, causes of death, births and deaths by province have English or Latin headings so that they are easily analyzed by one with knowledge only of the English language. There also is a summary in English containing a table of the common communicable diseases for the period 1930-1939 inclusive together with short paragraphs discussing the various diseases, school inspections, care of infants, general insurance, food and nutrition, hospitals and immunization programs. Comparison of the birth, death and infant mortality rates

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