The most common ways to die in 1800s America
People were dying of many treatable diseases
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Forget heart disease, cancer, and other leading causes of death in this day and age: people back in 19th century America were dying of things such as "consumption" and diarrhea, among many others. In this gallery, we look back at the 1860 census report 'Mortality of the United States,' and bring you some very interesting information about how people were dying back then.
Curious? Click on to discover the most common ways to die in 1800s America.
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