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August 24, 1940

Vital Statistics of the United States 1937

JAMA. 1940;115(8):640. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810340068041

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These compilations on vital statistics in the United States for 1937 contain an enormous amount of information. From them it is possible to obtain almost any desired information on deaths in the United States: their causes, racial distribution, geographic distribution and the like. Births are also analyzed in a similar manner. Comparisons with previous years make it possible to follow the trends with considerable accuracy. These annual summaries become increasingly mines of information on vital statistics in this country.

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