The report of the Board of Health of this city—New York—for the year 1852, shows an aggregate of 21,558 deaths, while the Philadelphia Board of Health, for the same year, gives, the total number of deaths in thatcity at 10,245. Thus, New York, with a population of 515,507, had one death to every 24 persons, and Philadelphia, with 409,000 inhabitants, had one death to every 40 persons. New York, however, has a large foreign population, among whom poverty and want breed sickness and death. The deaths, in New York, during the year 1852, ' persons born in the United States amount- ed to 14,871, or one native in every 35 of the population. The greatest number of deaths was among the foreign Irish.
This article was originally published with the title "Comparative Health of Cities"