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Cancer Mortality in the United States

Nature volume 130, page 432 (17 September 1932) | Download Citation

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DEATHS from cancer have increased alarmingly throughout the United States of America in the past year and a half, in the face of extremely favourable general health conditions. Science Service, of Washington, D.C., notes, under date Aug. 9, that figures compiled by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company upon its industrial policy holders show a rise of 7.4 per cent in 1931, and for the first half of 1932, a further rise of 9.5 per cent over the rate for the like part of last year: the average rise in the period 1919—1930 was 1.5 per cent a year. Although official mortality statistics are not yet available for any large part of the country, the provisional reports are said to substantiate the Metropolitan figures.

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