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September 1934

AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION OF DEATHS FROM CANCER OF THE SKIN, MOUTH AND BREAST

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(3):425-432. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460150091010
Abstract

In preparing statistical material dealing with the American distribution of various diseases, I have assembled the data on the mortality due to three types of cancer for the decade 1920 to 1930: (1) cancer of the skin, (2) cancer of the mouth and (3) cancer of the breast. The statistics were originally included in the group because I assumed that the distribution would be rather uniform, but to my surprise the grouping was so distinctly regional that I believe greater attention should be devoted to the subject. The three types of cancer included in the study were selected because the diagnosis is obvious and because mistakes in diagnoses on death certificates should be far fewer for these types than for cancer of the deeper tissues.

It is well known that the incidence of cancer in general is high in the New England states, and this has been ascribed to the

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