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July 30, 1938

TYPHOID IN THE LARGE CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1937TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT

JAMA. 1938;111(5):414-418. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.72790310005011
Abstract

As in the preceding annual reviews, data have been obtained from the same ninety-three cities for which the annual statistical tabulations have been made. A communication addressed to the health officer of each city requested not only the total number of deaths from typhoid during the year 1937 but also a statement as to how many of these were among nonresidents. Furthermore, a comment was invited on any special outbreak of typhoid or any unusual protective measures taken to guard against this disease.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to secure an estimate of population for these cities. The willingness of the health officer to provide such estimate and personal determination of population trends vary throughout the country. The United States Census Bureau not being prepared to furnish estimates of population, we have been compelled to fall back on the judgment of the local health officer. Some of these officers make

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