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January 22, 1938

Twenty-Five Years of Health Progress: A Study of the Mortality Experience Among the Industrial Policyholders of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 1911 to 1935

JAMA. 1938;110(4):311. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790040065032

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Abstract

The mine of statistical information contained in this volume is the product of accurately kept and analyzed statistics over a long period and covering one of the largest groups in the United States; namely, the industrial policyholders of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. The period extends from 1911 to 1935 and covers a total experience of 346,500,000 years of life among the premium-paying industrial policyholders of the company. The information available, therefore, is extensive and represents in most respects a close parallelism to the life experience of the population at large. There is, in fact, little information on the trend and causes of mortality on which this volume fails to throw light. It will doubtless become a standard reference book for the desks of all those interested, from any angle, in the health and longevity of the American people.

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