Mortality Decreasing

In an editorial on the health of Boston, the Herald says:—

"We can congratulate ourselves upon the record of an exceptionally healthful year just passed. The exact mortality for the year has not yet been officially determined, but it is safe to say that the year's death rate will not much exceed twenty deaths to each one thousand of the city's population, and this is the lowest death for any year found in Boston's vital statistics. It will also be found that the infant mortality and the deaths from preventable causes have been unprecedentedly low during the year, which may fairly be attributed in great measure to improved sanitary conditions throughout the city. The reduction of the death rate has been a notable feature of the statistics of all our centres of population of late years, and it is gratifying to note that Boston is keeping pace with other great cities in this regard."

A Very Happy New Year
January 5, 1899

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