1907 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
An item is going the round of the newspapers based on certain statistics found in the United States Census of 1900, in which it is inferred that human longevity in this country is becoming impaired owing to the lack of the "simple life" in our modern civilization. Because the death rate in persons above 60, and especially in those over 70, has apparently increased, the magazine and newspaper writers see a national deterioration, and to use the language of one of them, the figures show that,
more » ... ures show that, "notwithstanding improved medical knowledge and
doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520280057010 fatcat:bxy4wtuqnng5ha43zxqa33z6r4