Expectations of Life: A Study in the Demography, Statistics, and History of World Mortality

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 26, 1990 - Mathematics - 605 pages
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Destined to become a classic epidemiological study, EXPECTA- TIONS OF LIFE surveys world mortality, describing and ex- plaining the declines of mortality which have become especi- ally evident in this century.
  

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Contents

Mortality and the Evolution of Society
1
Identification and Classification of Diseases
12
Measurement of Mortality
24
Dynamics of Population Growth
38
Infectious Diseases
51
Intestinal Infectious Diseases
66
Tuberculosis
81
Zoonotic Bacterial Diseases
97
Digestive Diseases
272
Genitourinary Diseases
278
Pregnancy Childbirth and the Puerperium
280
Diseases of the Skin and Supporting Tissue
291
Congenital Anomalies and Human Genetics
293
Perinatal and Infant Mortality
299
War
314
Injury and Poisoning
341

Other Bacterial Diseases
107
Diseases due to Viruses and Chlamydias
121
Viral Diseases Accompanied by Exanthem
132
Arthropodborne Viral Diseases
149
Miscellaneous Diseases due to Viruses and Chlamydias
156
Rickettsioses
160
Malaria
165
Other Arthropodborne Diseases
179
Syphilis and Other Venereal Diseases
186
Other Spirochetal Diseases and the Mycoses
191
Helminthiases
193
Neoplastic Diseases
203
Endocrine Diseases
223
Food Malnutrition Avitaminoses and Famine
227
Diseases of the Blood and Bloodforming Organs
244
Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System
247
Cardiovascular Diseases
252
Respiratory Diseases
266
Child and Early Adult Mortality
354
Mortality by Age and Sex The Adult Ages
363
The British Isles
374
Continental Europe
388
Norden
396
Asia
410
Oceania
414
America Beginnings and Development
425
Latin America
436
Africa
442
The Role of Therapy in the Decline of Mortality
453
Hygiene and Ecology
477
Subpopulations and Classes
486
Changes in Mortality by Disease
497
Epilogue
503
Bibliography
505
Index of Persons
593
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