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October 24, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVII(17):649-650. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410950037008

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The health of the city continues to be in a very satisfactory condition. During the week ending September 12th 747 deaths were reported, representing an annual death rate of 23.05 per thousand inhabitants in a population of 1,690,076, against 822, the average number for the same week during the past five years, and the average rate 23.48. This is an increase of 11 on the mortality of the preceding week, and this slight increase was chiefly due to diseases of the respiratory organs. The deaths from this class of diseases were, bronchitis, 25, pneumonia, 51, and phthisis, 102. In contagious diseases there were 24 cases of measles, with one death, 80 cases of diphtheria, with 21 deaths, and 42 cases of typhoid fever, with 9. deaths. Diarrhceal diseases, one fatal in 112 cases, and there were 341 deaths among children under 5 years of age. The

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