How we used to die

The New England Journal of Medicine looks through 200 years of back issues to understand how we die differently.

The New England Journal of Medicine looks through 200 years of back issues to understand how we die differently.

The first thing to notice here is how much our mortality rate has dropped over the course of a century, largely due to big reductions in infectious diseases like tuberculosis and influenza.

Think about that if you are a parent thinking about not vaccinating your kids.

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