DEATHS AND MAIN CAUSES OF DEATH IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN THE YEAR 1ss0.
In order to bring to a full conclusion the part of this work relating to causes of disease, I add, on the suggestion of my dis tinguished friend, Mr. Edwin Chadwick, C.B., a table construct ed for me, by Mr. Mundy, of the Registrar-General's Office, of the causes of the mortality of England and Wales in the year 1ss0.
The table thus presented is, in the main, a copy of a similar one constructed by Mr. Chadwick, from the returns of 1s47, an abstract of which table is also added for the purpose of comparing the relative mortalities of two equal periods separated by the span of thirty-three years. On comparing the two years we see that the proportion of deaths from different classes of disease has slightly varied. The zymotic diseases, relatively to total deaths, have decreased in 1ss0 in the proportion of 3.17 per cent.; con sumption has decreased in the proportion of 3.55 per cent.; dis eases of the digestive organs in the proportion of 1.0s per cent. On the other hand, diseases of the respiratory organs, irrespective of consumption, have increased 5.64 per cent.; diseases of the brain, nervous system, and senses, 1.5s per cent. Other causes remain nearly the same.