National Geographic : 1918 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © Keystone View Company NEW YORK SKY-LINE FROM JERSEY DOCKS It has been said that there is no wave on the sea of world commerce but sends a ripple to London. Equally true is it that no land suffers without bringing a pang of pain to New York's heart, for all countries have contributed of their peoples, and all lands of their tongues, to make this the modern Rome toward which all roads of migration lead. preventive medicine in combating "catch ing" diseases than in the metropolis. INCREASING POPULATION, DECREASING DEATH RATE Since 1865 New York territorial ex pansion has been important, but the in creased population per block has been even more noteworthy. Increasing den sity of population always means multi plying problems of sanitation, but the health authorities have met every such increase with a decrease of death rate. There were proportionately only half as many deaths from pulmonary tuberculo sis in the decade from 1906 to 1915 in clusive as there were from 1876 to 1885. There were only one-third as many deaths from typhoid, one-fifth as many from diphtheria, one-sixth as many from scar let fever, and only half as many deaths of babies under one year of age.