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Life expectancy increase in 1921

Posted July 26, 2014 by admin with No Comments in Health

An article from “The Literary Digest” of 1921 has been added to the web-site. THE SAVING OF LIFE, especially that of children, is beginning to show in the statistical tables. Great Britain’s population has increased 13 million in the past fifty years, yet the annual deaths are less by 50,000 than in 1871. The average life in that country is 11 1/2 years longer than it was fifty years ago. “The achievements of the past,” says an editorial writer on this subject in The Nation’s Health (Washington) “raise bright hopes for the future.” It is estimated that by the end of the present century the average life of a Briton will be six years longer than it is now. You …

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