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December 30, 1911


JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2127-2128. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120317011

A study of the last United States Census reports reveals some startling figures. in the shole United States more than 10 per cent. of the infants have die Sin their first year. This high mortality has not beendequally distributed, for grouping thirty-seven of the largest cities, each having a population of over 100,000, the death-rate is about 20 per cent., while in our very largest cities it approaches 25 per cent.—one out of every four. So great is the hazard that no insurance company will issue a policy on this first year. This ddcitds it approaches 25 ddd dfour. So great is the dthat dd dwill issue a policy on this ddddddd This alarming mortality has aroused many, in and out of our profession, to seek relief.

There was held in Chicago during the summer of 1911, a two-weeks' exhibition, the largest and most comprehensive ever attempted in the interest of

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