Medicine: Frails

Frail woman cries quickly that she is ill and for that very trick lives longer than man. Hygienist Letitia Denny Fairfield of London* has just completed analysis of 900 consecutive cases of illness among London school teachers. She finds that the women were absent for illness twice as long as were the men of the same occupational groups. The difference was not due to maladies peculiar to women, but included those such as common colds, influenza, lung infections. Nervous diseases incapacitated women three times as much as men. But rheumatism and diseases...

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