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additional information in regard to the development of the work. During the past eight months, approximately 52,000 such letters have been received. Of these letters, 11,000 have been referred to State boards of health for reply.

Prior to April, 1919, 33 State boards of health had provided a supply of pamphlets for distribution.

Summary.

Number of varieties of pamphlets issued........

35 Number of lectures, conferences, and motion-picture film elowings reported. 738 Number of pamphlets purchased or reprinted by State boards or health... 1,000,000 Number of States having full sets of venereal disease pamphlets (Apr. 1, 1919)......

33 Number oi requests for pamphlets received from health officer, physicians, hospitals, civic organizations, libraries, and other sources,

52, 000 Number of signed agreements of cooperation received from physicians and druggists.....

83,000

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OFFERS COOPERATION IN

ANTIVENEREAL DISEASE WORK.

At the ineeting of the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association in Chicago on April 24, at which meeting a representative of the Public Ilealth Service was present, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That it is the sense of the executive committee that we cordially indorse, and desire to cooperate with eiforts of the United States Government and the various State governments and municipal authorities in stamping out venereal diseases throughout the United States.

This resolution will be of great service to the various State boards of health in the development of their program for venereal disease control, and shows that not only the general public is interested in this important public health work, but that prominent professional groups are willing to give of their time and effort to develop the program until it is successful.

DEATHS DURING WEEK ENDED MAY 17, 1919, IN CITIES.

The table following shows the registered deaths from all causes and from pneumonia (all forms) and influenza combined, in certain large cities of the United States during the week ended May 17, 1919.

The data are taken from the “Weekly Health Index,” May 20, 1919, issued by the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

Registered denths and annual death rates per 1,000 population in certain Inrge cities of

the United Stairs, week ended very 17, 1919--Deaths from all cu ilses, and from preve monia (all forms) and influenza combined.

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Albany, N. Y.
Atlanta, Ga.
Baltimore, Md.
Boston, MS
Butalo, N. Y
Cambridge, Mass.
Chicayo, lib.
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cleveland, Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio..
Dayton, Ohio.
Denver, Colo..
Fall River, Maze
Grand Rapiis, Vih.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Jersey City, NJ
Kansas City, MO,
Los Angeles, Calif.
Louisville, Ky
Lowell, Mass.
Memphis, Tenn.
Milwaukee, ll js.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Nashville, Tom.
Newark, N. J
New Haven, Conn.
New Orleans, la.
N'w York, N. Y
Caklard, Calis.
Omaha, Nebr
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburg!ı, Pa..
I'ortiano, Orcg.
Irosilence, R.I..
Richmond, Va.
Rochester, NY
St. Loris, Mo.
St. Paul, Minn
San Francisco, Calif.
Seitle, Wash
Spoking, Wash
Syracuse, NY
Toledo, Ohio.
Washington, D. ('..
Worcester, Mass.

139,392 137,450 29,577 319, 770 313, 785 508. 135 242,707 10 , OSI 154, 759 453, 451 383,142 119.215 429,684 151.90.3

362, 273 5,213, 579

214.206

15) 2014 1,761,371

593,303

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10.9
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160,719
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257, 699
478, 530

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1 “A” indicates that the rate given is the average annual death rate pas 1,00) population for the most sponding week of the years 1913 to 1917, inclusive "C" indicates that the rate is the annual death rale pir 1,01 population for the corresponding week of 1915.

2 Population etiinsteri as of July 1, 1919.
• Rate is based on statistics of 1915, 1910, and 1917.

No health department, State or local, can effectively prerent control disease without

knowledge of when, where, and under what conditions cases are occurring.

UNITED STATES.

EXTRA-CANTONMENT ZONES-CASES REPORTED WEEK ENDED MAY 24.

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Junction City:

Cancer: Diphtherla..

1 Gulsport. Manhattan:

Chicken pox: Chicken pox.

7 Gulsport. Diphtheria.

3

Dysentery: Mumps...

2 Gulsport.. Whooping cough..

1

Moss l'oint.

Gonorrhea: GAS AND FLAME SCHOOL ZONE, GA, AND ALA.

Biloxi.. Gonorrhea:

Gulfport... Muscogec County.....

1 Lorraine, Measles:

Hookworm: Columbus.

1 Biloxi. Bibb City..

1 Cuevas. Pellagra:

Malaria: Columbus..

1

Escatawpa. Pneumonia:

Fenton. Columbus.

3

Gulfport. Scarlet fever:

landsboro. Bibb City..

1

Kiln.. Smallpox:

Kreole. Columbus...

4 logtown.. Muscogee County..

1 Mississippi City Syphilis:

Moss l'oint. Girard..

1 l'as 2 ula. Tuberculosis:

Van leave.. Columbus..

2 Megslis: Whooping cough:

Ford.. Columbus..

1 Pascagoula..

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GULPFORT HEALTH DISTRICT, MISS.--continued.
Mumps:

Cases.
Biloxi..

3 Gulfport..

3 Kreole..

4 Long Beach.

1 Lyman..

1 Moss Point.

1 Saucier..

2 Pneumonia: Biloxi.

1 Gulfport....

1 Pass Christian.

1 Syphilis: Kreole.

1 Pascagoula..

1 Tuberculosis: Biloxi.

2 Whooping cough: Ford....

1 Gulsport...

3 Han lsboro

1 Hovey.....

5

Little Rock:

Chicken pox.
Erysipelas.
Gonorrhea.
Mumps..
Pneumonia..
Scarlet lever.
Tuberculosis.

Typhoid fever. North Little Rock:

Malaria....
Mumps....
Scarlet lerer.
Syphilis...
Tuberculosis..

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CAMP POLK ZONE, N. C.
Chicken pox:
Durham.

1 Gonorrhea: Durham....

7 Marks Creek Township.

1 Middle Creek Township

! Little River Township.

1 Raleigh....

18 Wake Forest Township....

2 Meisles; Durham.

1 Raleigh...

1 Mumps: Durham..

1 Syphilis: Durham..

2 Raleigh...

8 St. Matthews Township. Typhoid fever: Durham...

1 Whooping cough: Durham...

21 Cedar Fork Township.

1 White Oak Township.. PORTSMOUTH AND NORFOLK COUNTY HEALTH DIS

TRICT, VA.
Chicken pox:
Norio!k.

1 Diphtheris: Norfolk.

3 Mea les: Norfolk

6 Port Norfolk.

2 Scarlet lever:

Norfolk....
Smallpox:
Norfolk County...

1 Portsmouth.

2 Varioloid: Noriolk County.....

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PI CRIC-ACID PLANT ZONE, GA, Brunswick:

Chancroid.
Gonorrhe..
Pneumonia.
Syphilis.
Tetanus..
Typloid fever.

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CAMP SHERYAN ZONE, OHIO. Dipliiteria:

Chillicothe, Gonorrhea:

Government clinic. Mumps:

Chillicothe.. Scarlet fever:

Chillicolbe..

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DISEASE CONDITIONS. AMONG TROOPS IN THE UNITED STATES.

The following data are taken from telegraphic reports received in the office of the Surgeon General of the United States Army for the week ended May 16, 1919. Reports from the American Expeditionary Forces are delayed in transmission, and the "current week” for troops in the American Expeditionary Forces is not the same period as "current week” for troops in the United States.

Current
week.

Last week.

Annual admission rate per 1,000 (all causes).

All troops in United States..

American Expeditionary Forces.
Annual admission rate per 1,000 (disease only).

Ali troops in United States..

American Expeditionary Forces. Noneffective per 1,000 on day of report..

All troops in United States!.

American Expeditionary Forces. Annual death rate per 1,000 (all causes).

All troops in United States..

American Expeditionary Forces.
Annual death rate per 1,000 (disease only).

All troops in United States 1
American Expeditionary Forces.

516.00 958. 80 311.21 450, 58 827.02 303. 18 38. 79 50. 73 34. 08 4.97 6. 66 4. 30 3.48 5. 76 2.58

596. 23 1,219.96

348.71

517. 37 1,029.80 309.70 40.04 52.68 35. 04 6.04 9.33 4. 73 4. 43 7.37 3. 27

1 Sick and death rates among troops in the United States will continue to be relatively high, as the numerical strength of troops in the United States continues to decline from week to week as a result of demobilization. Well men only are eligible for discharge, while the sick and otherwise disabled are retained in service for further treatment. The continued influx of sick and wounded (properly chargeable to come mands overseas) is another factor tending to increase rates in the United States and to diminish corta Epondingly similar rates overseas.

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