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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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DEATHS DUE TO PREGNANCY AND CHILDBEARING AND ASSOCIATED THEREWITH.

Case No.Date of Death.Certified Cause of Death, and Classification.Age.Ward.Circumstances.Pregnancy.Ante-Natal Care.Physical Condition.Date of Confinement or Abortion.Doctor called.Admission to Hospital.
Prev.Duration ofDoctor.Midwife.
127.3.36Post-partum Shock following manual removal of retained placenta29H.H.ComfortableNil40 weeksYesYesHyperpiesis27.3.3627.3.36In Hospital
23.4.36Eclampsia41J.Poor1228 weeks ( ?)NilNil(?)Undelivered3.4.363.4.36
314.7.36Puerperal Septicaemia.27H.E.PoorNil40 weeksYesYes(?)3.7.363.7.36In Hospital
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Remarks:—1. Adherent placenta. Hyperpiesis considered to be a contributory cause of death.
2, General Practitioner called to see patient during a severe fit. Immediate removal to Hospital. Urine loaded with albumin. Death
in 5 hours.
3. Pyrexia up to 10 days before delivery. Normal labour. Lethargia following delivery. Bacteriological investigation negative.
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