1903 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Apoplexy lö, diseases of the brain t7, diseases of the bowels 27, consumption 240, cholera infant uni 7, cholera iiiorl>iia 8, cholera, malignant, 78, convulsions 85, croup 40, dropsy 38, dropsy of the brain 44, dysentery 21, drowned 22, delirium freniens 10. lung fever 87, typhus fever 45, brain fever 13, scarlet fever 140, hooping cough 22, Inflammation of the bowels 31, inflammation of the lungs li), Intemperance 44, influenza 24, measles 70, old age 82, palsy 10, stillborn 80, suicide 8,
more » ... oat, distemper 50, teething 21, accidental 12, heart, diseases of, 7, spasms 0. It would he interesting to learn what, changes a physician of to-day would make In the mortality lists of former years. A good diagnostician would make, no doubt, some sweeping changes in the alleged causes of death. As tlie population of Boston in 1830 was 01,302, and must, have been about the same in 1832, an excellent opportunity is afforded for a comparison of the prevalence and fatality of diseases then and now.
doi:10.1056/nejm190302121480713 fatcat:bebt5nmfprdtvkq3wgcindzgoq