The annual survey of deaths from typhoid fever in the U. S., just completed by the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that during 1923 every city with a population over 500,000 had a mortality rate under 5 per 100,000 for this disease. As typhoid may be taken as an index of the sanitation of a city, the progress of American communities is encouraging. The first five were Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York with rates varying from 1.0 to 2.4. What the progress has been...

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