Alder Smith
1886 The Lancet  
418 week, and included 20 which were referred to the principal zymotic diseases, against 26 in each of the previous two weeks; 16 resulted from whooping-cough, two from " fever " (typhus, enteric, or simple), 1 from measles, 1 from scarlet fever, and not one either from small-pox, diphtheria, or diarrhoea. These 20 deaths were equal to an annual rate of 3'0 per 1000; the rate from the same diseases last week did not exceed 2'7 in London and 1-2 in Edinburgh. The fatal cases of whooping-cough,
more » ... ich had declined in the preceding five weeks from 19 to 10, rose again last week to 16. The deaths from "fever," on the other hand, declined to 2 last week from 6 and 14 in the previous two weeks. Two inquest cases and 3 deaths from violence were registered; and 50, or nearly a quarter of the deaths, were recorded in public institutions. The deaths both of infants and of elderly persons showed a considerable decline from the numbers in the previous week. The causes of 37, or more than 17 per cent., of the deaths registered during the week were not certified. THE SERVICES. WAR OFFICE.-Army Medical Staff : Brigade Surgeon
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