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x.]   DISEASE.   179

families contained between them sixty-nine children, being at the rate of 7.7 to a family. The number of deaths from heart disease was 24; from ruptured blood vessels, 2 ; from consumption and lung disease, 8 ; from dropsy in various forms, 3 ; from apoplexy, paralysis, and epilepsy, 5 ; from suicide, 2 ; from

CAUSES OF DEATH OF THE PARENTS OF THOSE FRATERNITIES IN WHICH
HEART DISEASE PREVAILED.

 
 

Ages at death.

Order of

ages at death.

Causes of death.

Father.

Mother.

F.

A1.

Heart .   .

59, 70

61, 63, 74

53

61

Apoplexy and paralysis .

74, 78

62, 70, 72

55

62

Consumption    

53

...

59

63

Asthma    

70

...

70

70

Gout    

56

 

70

72

Senile Gangrene

...

81

74

74

Tumour in liver

 

77

75

77

Cancer    

75

...

78

81

Living    

old.

 

old.

85

Unknown    

 

85

   
   

2 brcs. and 1 sis.

d. of heart disease

and 1 of paralysis

cut. 40.

   

cancer, 1. There is no obvious difference between the diseases of their Fathers and Mothers as shown in the Table, other than the smallness of the number of cases would account for. Their mid-ages at death were closely the same, 70 and 72, and the ages in the two groups run alike.

1 must leave it to medical men to verify the amount of truth that may be contained in what I have deduced from these results concerning the distinctly superior

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