Miscellany

1885 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
In 105 cities and towns of Massachusetts, with a population of 1,260,308 (population of the State 1,941,465), the total deathrate for the week was 16.26 against 14.33 and 18.48 for the previous two weeks. For the week ending November 28th, in the Swiss towns, there were 38 deaths from consumption, lung diseases 19, diarrhoeal diseases 12, diphtheria and croup six, typhoid fever two, smallpox and whooping-cough each one. The death-rates were: at Geneva 18.2; Zurich 19.4; Basle 9.1 ; Berne 26.2.
more » ... n the 28 greater towns of England and Wales, with an estimated population of 8,906,446, for the week ending November 28th the death-rate was 21.3. Deaths reported 3,633: infants under one year of age 901 ; acute diseases of the respiratory organs (London), 480, measles 120, whooping-cough 90, scarlet fever 42, fever 43, diarrhoea 49, diphtheria 33, small-pox (Liverpool two, London and Birkenhead one each) four. The death-rates ranged from 14.9 in Leicester to 34.3 in Preston;
doi:10.1056/nejm188512241132618 fatcat:g6j57ldqfrba5luexinnue3xyy