How we Die: Then and Now - Comparing the causes of death in 1900 vs. 2010
How we Die: Then and Now - Comparing the causes of death in 1900 vs. 2010. - In the 1900's more than 50% of the population died from infectious diseases, while today less than 3% of people in developed countries die from them. - In the 1900âs coroners did not report any deaths from diabetes related complications and Alzheimerâs was not classified as a disease. While in 2010, 8% of the population succumbed to Diabetes and Alzheimerâs.