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      • The earliest data, that from 1900, give influenza/pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhea/enteritis, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, accidents, cancer, senility, and diphtheriaas the leading causes of death. What were common diseases in the early 20th century?
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  2. Jan 4, 2023 · In 1900, pneumonia and influenza were the leading causes of death, with around 202 deaths per 100,000 population. However, in 2021 pneumonia and influenza were not among the ten leading...

  3. 22 hours ago · Not included in the above table are many waves of deadly diseases brought by Europeans to the Americas and Caribbean. Western Hemisphere populations were decimated mostly by smallpox, but also typhus, measles, influenza, bubonic plague, cholera, malaria, tuberculosis, mumps, yellow fever, and pertussis. The lack of written records in many places and the destruction of many native societies by disease, war, and colonization make estimates uncertain.

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    1350 BC
    Megiddo, land of Canaan
    Amarna letters EA 244, Biridiya, mayor of ...
    429–426 BC
    Greece, Libya, Egypt, Ethiopia
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    412 BC
    Greece ( Northern Greece, Roman Republic ...
    Unknown, possibly influenza
    165–180 (possibly up to 190)
    Unknown, possibly smallpox
  4. Jan 27, 2023 · Strokes are one type of cerebrovascular disease that affects the blood vessels which supply the brain. Other common types of this disease include subarachnoid hemorrhage, transient ischemic attack, and vascular dementia. 5. Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia, meaning it affects cognitive abilities and memory.

  5. Jan 13, 2023 · Although the germ theory has long been considered proved, its full implications for medical practice were not immediately apparent; bloodstained frock coats were considered suitable operating-room attire even in the late 1870s, and surgeons operated without masks or head coverings as late as the 1890s. More From Britannica

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  6. Jan 2, 2023 · This disease, HIV-AIDS, was first identified and researched as GRID, Gay-Related Immunodeficiency, in the later 1900s in New York City and San Francisco. The disease originated from Central Africa and spread to the US, where it found its victims primarily among gay men.

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