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This work embraces the results of a careful study of the mortality of a large assurance society for a period of twenty-one years, and includes a consideration of 9163 deaths. It is worthy of note that in this list no death from appendicitis appears. Considerable space is devoted to the discussion of deaths from consumption and cancer. The death rate from the former is found to be steadily diminishing, while the cancer death rate is as steadily increasing. The work will be found of value to all interested in life insurance problems.
The Causes of Death Among the Assured in the Scottish Widows' Fund and Life Assurance Society. From 1874 to 1894 inclusive. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(22):1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480220045038
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