How we Die: Then and Now - Comparing the Causes of Death in 1900 vs. 2010

How We Die: Then and Now

How We Die: Then and Now

In the 1900s coroners did not report any deaths from diabetes related complications and Alzheimer’s was not classified as a disease.  While in 2010, 8% of the population succumbed to Diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Read more about the 'The Burden of Disease and the Changing Task of Medicine' at The New England Journal of Medicine

Avi Roy

- PhD student researching Aging, Mitochondria, and Regenerative Medicine - I currently write for The Conversation ( and I have written for The Guardian ( - Ringleader of the Oxford University Scientific Society - Co-conspirator at the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies - Designing exciting events with the British Science Association Oxford - Advisory Board member at Lifeboat Foundation's Life Extension Board, and the Sustainability Board - Also, I am an Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast - Yes, unfortunately that's me trying to catch the frisbee