Medicine: How Long, How Long?

The length of time a newborn U.S. citizen could expect to live increased between 1930 and 1940 from 59 to 63.3 years. This striking conclusion on life in general and the depression years in particular was reported last week, on the basis of 48-state data, by the U.S. Public Health

Service. At the century's turn the expectation of life at birth was less than 50 years. Other new data:

> Newborn white males can now expect to live 62.6 years; Negro males, 52 years; white females, 67 years; Negro females, 55.2 years. Percentage increase in...

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