ECONOMY IN LIFE INSURANCE AT THE EXPENSE OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

1896 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
so far as the cases have yet terminated, are as follows : Persons attacked, 365 ; not vaccinated, 207 ; vaccinated only in infancy (chiefly adults), 158 ; revaccinated (fourteen years ago), 1. Deaths, 81 ; not vaccinated, 70 ; vaccinated only in infancy (chiefly adults), 11. Proportion of deaths 23 per cent., or one in five ; not vaccinated, 33.8 per cent., or one in three ; vaccinated only in infancy (chiefly adults), 7 per cent., or one in fourteen. Of the seventy unvaccinated deaths all but
more » ... ted deaths all but three were children under 10 years of age. Two of these three were 11 and 14 respectively, and the third was 21 years of age. It is clear, therefore, that smallpox is a terribly fatal disease to young and unprotected children. In fact, it is a veritable slaughter of the innocents. Not a single death has yet
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