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A Comparative Study of Respiratory Disease in England and Wales and Norway.

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By MORK TORBJORN. , M.D., PH.D. 100 pages; 24 X 17 cm. Norwegian Universities Press; , 1962.. Price, $3.75.

Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):749-750. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-749_2
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Concerned with the role of atmospheric pollution in the genesis of respiratory disease, Mork opens his monograph with an analysis of 1955 mortality statistics from WHO reports and morbidity data from insurance records in 40 to 64 year-old males (Part I). These data indicate a disparity in mortality rates in the countries studied, particularly death rates due to cardiorespiratory disease. The author begins his analysis of these data with a discussion regarding validity of mortality data. A more detailed analysis of these statistics follows, with the conclusion (page 60): "It emerges that diagnostic transfers between groups of causes of death


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