National Geographic : 1911 Feb
O N z COLON HOSPITAL GROUNDS, NURSES' HALL, AND QUARTERS FOR PHYSICIANS Asof he result of the careof the sanitary department, the health of the workmen is steadily improving. The daily average ofsckn191was2. out of y thousand employed compared to 2349 for 1909, and 23.85 for 1908. The number ofdeaths among employees was 548, equivalent to an average of I.84 per thousand, which would compare very favorably with the death rate ofasimilar class of people anywhere in the Temperate Zone. No cases of plague or yellow fever originated on the Isthmus. The deaths from typhoid fever among employees were only sixteen, one of whom was white and fifteen black, a remarkable record.