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February 4, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;112(5):454-456. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800050068018

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Mortality Rate in 1937.—  There were 80,322 deaths registered in California in 1937, according to the state department of health. The death rate was 12.3 per thousand of estimated population, the highest for the state since 1928, when it was 12.5. Diseases of the heart and circulatory system led the list of causes of death with a total of 24,598. Cancer caused 8,670 deaths. There were 276 deaths attributed to whooping cough. Of the total number of deaths in the state, 71,295 were of members of the white race, 1,695 Negroes, 455 Indians, 545 Chinese, 620 Japanese, 5,257 Mexicans, 282 Filipinos and 173 of other races.


Society News.—  The Mesa County Medical Society was addressed in Grand Junction December 20 by Dr. Edward E. H. Munro, Grand Junction, on silicosis.—At a meeting of the Northeast Colorado County Medical Society December 8 Dr. John V. Ambler, Denver, discussed "Skin

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