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HIST170 (Duggan) Class Guide: Home

Plagues and Peoples in Human History

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Leading Causes of Death

Epidemics, Pandemics, Plagues

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Leading Causes of Death, Then and Now

The 10 leading causes accounted for 74.1% of all deaths in the United States.

Mortality in the United States, 2016. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).


Leading Causes of Death, 1900-1998 - CDC (

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