Sixteenth Annual Report of the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts

Sixteenth Annual Report of the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts : Report of the Public Health Council, at the End of the fiscal Year Closing November 30, 1930 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Sixteenth Annual Report of the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts: Report of the Public Health Council, at the End of the fiscal Year Closing November 30, 1930 Again there is the almost fatalistic fluctuation in the number of cases reported to us. Last year we noted a decrease of 16 per cent over 1928 in Spite of the month of influenza. This year there is an increase of 17 per cent, landing us about at the 1928 level with a total of cases. It is fascinating to speculate what pro portion this represents of the actual incidence of reportable disease in the State. Studies indicate that the reporting of scarlet fever and diphtheria is well over 90 per cent (in one community it was 110 per cent!) measles is around 50 per cent; whooping cough probably a little lower; tuberculosis not over 50 per cent; gonorrhea and syphilis probably not over 25 per cent; influenza varying from 0 to over 500 per cent depending upon the hysteria; we know of no way of even approximating the figure for pneumonia. Thus the true figure of incidence of reportable disease would probably be between and or from 5 to 8 per cent of our total population. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • 0243186118
  • 9780243186112