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October 1, 1949

Die Lungentuberkulose: Eine Einführung

JAMA. 1949;141(5):360. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910050060034

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This volume of only 138 pages contains a great deal of valuable information. A tuberculosis mortality graph for Prussia from 1876 to 1940 shows a decrease in the mortality rate from more than 300 per 100,000 in 1876 to less than 150 per 100,000 in 1914. There was then a sharp rise in the mortality rate to more than 250 per 100,000 in 1919. By 1924 the rate was again down to the 1914 level, and it continued to decrease to within the 50's per 100,000. Thus, within ten years after World War I began the mortality rate had reached its prewar level, and it continued downward at the same rate as prior to the war until 1940. It was well known that there was a rise in the mortality rate during World War II. However, the death rate now is apparently decreasing in a manner similar to that after

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