Medicine: Dangerous Ages

Life is most precarious for women over 75. More of them get killed in accidents than any other age group of the population. After old women, old men are most in danger of accidental death. Safest of all people are young women between 25 and 34. So the Milbank Memorial Fund* formally reported last week by reprinting an article from the Journal of Preventive Medicine. Between 1921 and 1927, the period of the study, the accident death rate increased decidedly for both males and females, except in the cases of boys below 15 and...

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