Leading Causes of Death in the US In 1900 And 2010

While technological and scientific innovations have greatly reduced the incidence of preventable, accidental and sanitation-based deaths, heart disease and cancer-related deaths have increased. Many link both to changing lifestyle choices and diets.
Here’s a nifty little chart from the New England Journal of Medicine that shows how far we’ve come, and how far we still need to go, in the field of medicine over the last hundred and ten years.