Medicine: War & T. B.

The tuberculosis death rate, which has declined steadily since World War I, rose in 19 U.S. cities in 1940. So reported Statistician Godias J. Drolet, assistant director of the New York Tuberculosis & Health Association, who last week published t.b. reports from 46 large cities all over the U.S.

In these cities, Mr. Drolet said, 18,519 t.b. victims (58 per 100,000) died last year. The rate of decline in 1940 was only 2%. According to the decline of the last decade, it should have been approximately 4%. Philadelphia's t.b. death rate rose 5%, Baltimore's 20%, Cincinnati's 21%, Newark's 13%, Akron's 27%, Omaha's...

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