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Per the New England Journal of Medicine, how current causes of death compare with those from 1900. Click here.
Very interesting. Scary the increases in cancer and suicides in the last 110 years. I wonder how many of the accidents in 1900 would be ruled suicides today?
The thing that concerns me personally is what an inconsistent job I do eating healthy. It is so easy to live on a diet of process carbs etc rather than eating fiber etc. But, I’ll bet your right to ask that question. How reliable are our statistics from 110 years ago?
exactly Chris, or how many of the other causes of death in 1900 would be categorized elsewhere now due to advances in medicine? I do worry though about our society and suicide. Far too many of our young people, our military and our veterans are taking their own lives. It grieves me deeply.
One truth remains though, we are all condemned to a physical death on this earth and the only hope we have is our faith in our Savior.
People didn’t live long enough to get much heart disease or cancer! Meanwhile, farms and factories were dangerous places to work.
Which reminds me of a question, what exactly is “Industrial Disease”?
Jim, I think we’re safe from industrial disease in the Valley. . .
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