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October 13, 1900

A Uniform Classification for Health Statistics.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(15):961-962. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460410045017

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Abstract

Lansing, Mich., Sept. 17, 1900.

To the Editor:  —Referring to your editorial in The Journal of September 15, under the above title, I desire to say that it gives a somewhat imperfect impression of the nature and progress of the movement for the adoption of a uniform classification of causes of death, which is now an assured success. As the subject is one of very great practical importance, I trust that you will afford me the opportunity of making a more correct statement of the facts.In the first place the classification quoted by you on page 706 in the report of the proceedings of the International Congress of Hygiene and Demography is evidently one of the most condensed forms of the Bertillon classification, and does not fully exemplify its nature as usually employed. This classification is not merely the "Paris classification, but is the classification recommended for adoption

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