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In the previous seven days 390 people have died of various causes in New York City

New York City, 1850s, detail
10/27/1860
The New York Health Inspector reported the figures for mortality for the previous week in the city as 390 of which 95 men, 78 women, 112 boys, and 105 girls.  Almost two hundred of the deceased were children under five years old. Most people suffered from various diseases, including scarlet fever, cholera, and smallpox, while five were determined to have "died of old age," three drowned, and six died in violent accidents. Figures were a little higher than normal.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"General City News," New York Times, October 31, 1860. 

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