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September 30, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(14):870-871. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450660060018

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ONTARIO'S HEALTH IS BAD.  The Provincial Health Board has just issued its regular monthly bulletin, which shows that there were in the Province no less than 2069 deaths recorded in the month of August, the returns being derived from over 75 per cent, of the total population. This shows an increase of 426 over the preceding month of July. Deaths from typhoid fever and whooping-cough are more than for any month during the last four years. In August, 54 persons died from typhoid fever, while in 1896, for the same month, the deaths were 46; in 1897, 22; in 1898, 34. Fifteen deaths are reported from whooping-cough, 3 more than for the corresponding month of last year. The total number from contagious diseases is 269, 59 more than in July; of these, 171 were due to tuberculosis. The drouth of last month has had a direct effect in the production

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