Late 19th-Century Maps Show Measles Mortality Before Vaccines

February 3, 2015 2:35 PM

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These maps of measles mortality appeared in three late-nineteenth-century statistical atlases published by the Census Office. Experiments in data visualization, the atlases are modern in their scope and ambition. Since they were compiled in a time before the availability of vaccines for most childho...

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