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The world's opportunities and how to use them (1887) (14591079559)

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Title: The world's opportunities and how to use them
Year: 1887 (1880s)
Authors: Guernsey, Alfred H. (Alfred Hudson), 1824-1902
Subjects: Industries
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress



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HEALTH AND MORTALITY. 563 is ascertained and recorded, while elsewhere many deaths occurwhich are not recorded at all. It is estimated that in the Cen-sus of 1S70 there were 41 per cent, of the deaths occurring dur-ing the Census year which escaped record; and, in spite of thegreater attempts at accuracy, it is estimated that the omissionsranged from 13 per cent, in Massachusetts and 20 per cent, inXew Jersey to 30 per cent, in some other States. The Super-intendent of the Census says, emphatically, The United Statesare at a marked disadvantage in comparison with almost anyother civilized nation in the matter of vital statistics. We knownot the number of persons born or dying in any year of ourpolitical history/ We know, indeed, that the number of birthsmust largely exceed the number of deaths, because the net in-crease of population exceeds by far the total number added toit by emigration from other countries. Leaving immigrationout of view, the total increase of population must be j

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