Bill of mortality

an official statement of the number of deaths in a place or district within a given time; also, a district required to be covered by such statement; as, a place within the bills of mortality of London.
See under Bill.

See also: Bill, Mortality

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Henry VII (a Welshman) introduced a weekly Bill of Mortality in 1532 to track infectious epidemics, which still forms tha basis for modern communicable disease surveillance and control to this day.