To the Editor:—
Through an unfortunate statistical error, which should have been detected by me, you were advised that the number of typhoid deaths in Miami in 1937 was eight. The actual number was six. Two of these were of nonresidents, ill on arrival, having contracted their sickness before entering Florida. On the basis used last year (127,600 population), the first figure gave the rate per hundred thousand of population of 6.3, as used in the article appearing in the July 30 issue of The Journal. When 6, the correct figure, is used, the rate is 4.7. This year's rates will be based on an estimated resident population of 140,000, of which 110,000 are white persons and 30,000 Negroes.