Medicine: More Appendicitis

Whenever life insurance companies notice that their clients are dying in increasing numbers of some affliction, The Spectator, insurance publication, sounds an alarm. Investigations are started and remedies devised. It is good business for the insurance companies, a good deed for the public.

Last week's cause for corporate alarm was appendicitis. From 18,000 to 20,000 people in the U. S. are dying each year from this cause. The national mortality record, like the mortality record for women in childbirth, is, according to Frederick Ludwig Hoffman, consulting statistician for Prudential Insurance Co., the...

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