The Medical Adviser in Life Assurance

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byEdward Henry Sieveking

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...in males. According to the Report of 1881, the numbers were respectively in 1879, for tubercle The relative proportions of the sexes remain nearly the same in 1879 as in 1871. The actual numbers are, for Tubercular Diseases.. 37,005 males, 33,390 females.. Cancer.... 4,183 " 8,016,, 70,395, and for cancer 12,789, showing an increased rate for the latter; "but how far," adds the Registrar-General, "this apparent increase is simply due to improved diagnosis, or how far to real augmentation, is doubtful." Velpeau was of opinion that 1 in 3 cases of cancer showed a hereditary taint; Sir James Paget's investigations yielded 1 in 4; Mr. Hibley concluded from the statistics of Middlesex Hospital that the proportion was nearly 1 in 12. Practically Ave cannot ignore the undoubted heredi. tariness of cancer, and as the female organs of reproduction arc specially liable to the disease, and we have seen that the female sex has an infinitely greater proclivity to cancer generally than the male sex, we must specially consider the influence of this hereditary taint where we have to deal with a female applicant for insurance. Cancer is a disease per se, and is commonly found to exclude tubercle; but undoubtedly the two may co-exist in the same individual; and where both occur in the same family, any member of it must be regarded as bearing a double risk, that should be proportionately taxed if he be at all admissible. Rheumatism is another form of disease, the tendency to which is hereditary in an undeniable manner. It is not so directly fatal as the maladies we have recently considered, but it contributes largely, in an indirect manner, by impairing vital power and damaging the heart, towards swelling the See on this point some observations and c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...in males. According to the Report of 1881, the numbers were respectively in 1879, for tubercle The relative proportions of the s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217092918

ISBN - 13:9780217092913

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