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JAMA. 1937;108(23):1981-1984. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780230041017.
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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)May 8, 1937.

Changes in the Forms of Illness  Lord Horder recently said that the expectation of life had risen by fifteen years in the past two generations and that the increase in cancer might be no more than a confirmation of that fact. Influenza was still the great plague. The decrease in tuberculosis during the past thirty years was perhaps the greatest achievement in the control of infectious diseases in this generation. Fifty years ago the large industrial cities were full of rickets. Today the disease was fast dying out. Gout had greatly declined in its most classic phases, such as acute inflammation of the big toe, but the same processes may be expressed in the circulatory apparatus. There was a considerable increase in the prevalence of diabetes. Neurasthenia was now one of the major problems of medicine, as regards both its causes and


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