Medicine: City Ills

As health reporters deployed through city streets and country byways last week, gathering facts about the health of 750,000 U. S. families, the U. S. Public Health Service published a chart of the ills which residents of 130 cities may expect to suffer from during the next year.

Reduced to simple factors, eight out of every 100 inhabitants will contract influenza, ten colds, five bronchitis, two diarrhea, two measles, one appendicitis, one whooping cough, one chickenpox. Accidents will hurt eight (chiefly children between 5 and 15). Only one out of six of those city people will escape some debilitating ailment.


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