American Philosophical Society, ERO, MSC77,SerI,Box 20, A: 084-5
This is a chart of a farmer and his family living near Wilkes Barre, Pa. It is remarkable for two things: 1st - the fecundity of the mother and 2nd - the fact that all of the children who died of cancer were very young - the oldest being not much more than thirty years of age at the time of death.
The mother No. 2 died at the age of 44 with a cancer of the stomach. Child No. 3 died at the age of 29 with cancer of the stomach. Child No. 5 scratched her shoulder on a nail and cancer developed. The cancer was fatal and she died at the age of 27. Child No. 6 died at about the same age with a cancer of the stomach. Child No. 10 also died of cancer of the stomach before the age of 30. Child No. 14 died before the age of 30 with a cancer of the rectum. Child No 15 fell off a truck and injured his rectum. Cancer developed and he died at about the age of 30. Child No. 18 died in infancy. The remainder of the children all seem
Dec 22 1926
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