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Accidents. The number of deaths from causes thus designated amount to 181,- 29 more than were thus recorded the year previous. Those dying from coup de soleil
, and a few others separately distinguished in the foregoing table, should, perhaps, be classed among the accidents: but as a matter of reference, they are presented in their present form. The number who died from external causes, including Suicides and Homicides, amount to 225 or 5.29 per cent of all the deaths. The year before, the number of deaths from corresponding causes, fell below 4 per cent. of the entire bill of mortality.
Apoplexy.—Of the 33 who died from this cause,being four less than the number reported in 1855,—22 were native born.
Diseases of the Bowels.—Sixty-one deaths from the various diseases thus classed, 42 of which were of Inflammation of Bowels, are reported in this year's table, against 48 the preceding year. Seven of the number are recorded under the somewhat un-classic term of
Stoppage,” and 12 under the comprehensive one of “ Diseases of Bowels.” The last is a familiar designation in these reports, and is likely to be perpetual. A persistent attempt was made throughout the entire year to obtain specific terms for the causes thus reported, but in vain.
Diseases of the Brain.-Deaths from diseases of the brain amount to 130, or over 3 per cent. of the whole number of deaths. Of these, 42 were of Inflammation of Brain, and 71 of Congestion of Brain. The year previous the number thus classed was 135.
Cancer:-Sixteen deaths from this cause are recorded