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Hammersmith 1932

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hammersmith Borough]

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Queen Charlotte's Auxiliary Hospital, "Invermead," Goldhawk Road, W.12, 10 beds reserved for Hammer-smith Borough Council cases.

Information Required.Particulars.
(1) No. of cases admitted during the year (April to December).202.
(2) Average duration of stay14•2 days.
(3) Number of cases delivered by—
(a) Midwives172.
(b) Doctors30.
(4) No. of cases in which Medical Assistance was sought by a Midwife in emergency.-
(5) No. of cases notified as —
(a) Puerperal Fever
(b) Puerperal pyrexia (i.e. rise of temperature to 100•4°F. for 24 hours, or its recur-rence within that period).-
(6) No. of cases of Pemphigus Neo-natorum.
(7) No. of Infants not entirely breast-fed while in the Institution.10.
(8) No. of cases notified as Oph-thalmia Neonatorum.
(9)—(a) No. of Maternal deaths_
(b) Cause of death in each case
(10)—(a) Number of Fœtal deaths—
(i) Stillborn7.
(ii) Within 10 days of birth2.
(b) Cause of death in each case, and results of post-mortem examination (if obtainable).Prematurity and Pyloric Stenosis White Asphyxia.