DEATH RATES FROM AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS
To the Editor:—
The letter by John H. Schaefer, M.D., in the June 27 issue of The Journal concerning Dr. Thorndike's paper published in March deserves some comment. Dr. Schaefer is correct in the figures he uses, but these are not the death rates per 100,000 population universally used in estimating death rates from disease and injury. It is true, as he states, that the death rate per 100 million miles has shown a steady decline over the years, but the...