The most common ways to die in 1800s America

1. Cephalitis - In 1860, 10,399 Americans died from cephalitis, which was also called "brain fever" at the time.

2. Dysentery - In 1860, dysentery killed almost 10,500 people.

3. Being old - The 1860 census says that "old age" was the reason why 10,887 people in America died.

4. Remittent fever - In 1860, 11,120 people died because they had a fever that came and went.

5. Dropsy - In 1860, 12,090 people died from dropsy.

6. Fever from typhoid - In the year 1860, typhoid fever killed 19,236 people.

7. Croup - In the US in 1860, 15,211 people died from croup. This was a big problem.

8. Accidents - In 1860, 18,090 people died because of an accident.

9. Scarlet fever - Scarlet fever killed 26,402 people in 1860 alone, which is a huge number.

10. Pneumonia - In the United States in 1860, 27,094 people died from pneumonia.

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