The mortality table as used in life insurance medicine Is defined and the meaning of the various columns of figures explained.
The difference between the mortality rate of substandard lives and mortality rate of standard lives in a body of assured lives, is known as extra mortality.
Despite effective treatment for tuberculosis and the common pulmonary infections, mortality from chronic lung diseases is increasing.
The oral glucose tolerance test is discussed with special reference to the problems of interpretation of the curve and some non-diabetic causes of impaired tolerance.
Adverse effects of obesity are greater in males and younger persons, and the longer the period of observation.
A method of determining the frontal plane axis in the ECG is descriptionbed, and the recent literature discussing the type of left axis deviation considered pathological is reviewed.
Through the availability of life insurance figures the medical profession has learnt that systemic hypertension is associated with a significantly increased mortality.