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July 23, 1904

Medical News.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(4):270-273. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500040038013

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Infectious Diseases.  —During June 391 cases of measles were reported in 49 towns, 138 cases of scarlet fever in 30 towns, 24 cases of cerebrospinal fever in 7 towns, 107 cases of diphtheria and croup in 28 towns, 60 cases of whooping cough in 13 towns, 24 cases of typhoid fever in 15 towns, and 21 cases of consumption in 13 towns.

June Mortality.  —The State Board of Health states that, according to the reports received, there were 1,128 deaths during the month of June. This was 189 less than in May and 35 less than in June of last year, and 45 more than the average number of deaths in June for the five years preceding. The death rate was 15 for the large towns, for the small towns 11.3, and for the whole state 14.1. The deaths reported from infectious diseases, including diarrheal, were 142, being 12.5

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