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December 19, 1936

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1936;107(25):2060-2066. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770510050019

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Nov. 7, 1936.

The Health of London  According to the annual report of the county medical officer of health for London, the infant mortality rate last year was the lowest on record, 58 per thousand live births. There has been a noteworthy reduction in the number of deaths from street accidents, which have fallen from 752 in 1934 to 531 in 1935. Details are given of the migration of population. Until 1881 there was a definite inflow into the "county of London" (the large area, including the suburbs controlled by the London County Council) but since that year the flow has been outward. This is due to the desire, which developed when London became so big, of business men to live in the country and come to town daily for their work. The maximum migration "in" was in the decennium 1841-1851, when it was 251,185.

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