The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 39
Dr. Noirot, France
Dr. Noirot, France,
After stating the general increases in the duration of middle life in the half century, adds : "Notwithstanding that the mortality of all ages has successively diminished, that of the period from 10 to 30 years has considerably increased. A disturbing cause has therefore appeared in our day, not only to arrest during that period of life the progressive decrease of mortality, but even to give it an impulse in the opposite direction." This disturbing cause (M. Noirot names it elsewhere) is Vaccination.—Etudes Statistiques sur la Mortalité. P. 29.