Medicine: Typhoid's New Low

The steady decline of the deathrate from typhoid fever in the United States for the last twelve years still continues. In 1922 a new low record was reached in the large cities of the country, which averaged 3.15 deaths from this disease per 100,000 population—less than one-sixth the rate (19.59) for 1910. Three cities with an aggregate population of 473,975 were without a single death from typhoid in 1922. The two great sources of typhoid infection—polluted water and raw milk—have been practically eliminated by chlorination and pasteurization in cities over 100,000. Typhoid is no...

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