Contagious Diseases in the United States from 1888

leprosyIn a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, a very interesting article discusses the history of illnesses in the United States with a unique angle on how vaccinations have played into the numbers. The article also includes some nice colored graphics helping to visualize the waxing and waning of certain diseases over the last 130 years.

You can see the whole article here…

The University of Pittsburgh also keeps data on smallpox, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, whooping cough, and diphtheria, and can be seen here…
Dr. Paul

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