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Willesden 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Willesden]

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Table 52

Midwives—Administration of analgesics

Domiciliary midwives employed by local health authority
Number of cases in which gas and air was administered by midwives in domiciliary practice during the year:
(a) When doctor was not present at delivery333
(b) When doctor was present at delivery Number of cases in which pethidine was administered in domiciliary practice during the year:74
(a) When doctor was not present at delivery173
(b) When doctor was present at delivery62
Number of cases in which trichloroethylene was administered in domiciliary practice during the year:
(a) When doctor was not present at delivery18
(b) When doctor was present at delivery5
Totals:1960665
1959540
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Table 53 Domiciliary Births

Attended by midwivesVisitsVisits made to mothers discharged from hospitals before 14th dayDomiciliary cases where infant wholly breast fed at 14th day
Dr. not bookedDr. booked
Dr. present at deliveryDr. not present at deliveryDr. present at deliveryDr. not present at delivery
MothersVisits
9338316,46170502439
Totals:196047616,46170502439
195943515,49351347378
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Table 54 Medical Aid

19601959
(a) Domiciliary cases in which medical aid was summoned:—
(i) Where the medical practitioner had arranged to provide the patient with maternity medical services under the national health service6869
(ii) Others
Totals6869
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