It has been customary in these reports to address a communication to the health officer of each of the cities requesting the number of deaths from typhoid, excluding paratyphoid, both among residents and among nonresidents. Although this practice was continued for 1947, it has been increasingly necessary to obtain from the state health departments the data on reallocations for residence, and, unfortunately, these could not be reconciled in all instances with the local reports. In such circumstances the figures provided by the state health departments have been accepted. A few local health officers seem to have no knowledge of how many deaths due to typhoid have occurred in their community, and this information can be secured only from the state health department. Some state departments have not completed the analysis of the statistical data, and the data in this article may not be complete in every detail. The
TYPHOID IN THE LARGE CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1947. JAMA. 1948;137(15):1302–1306. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.82890490001008
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