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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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It is of interest to note that in some cases a marked increase in weight due to an occult oedema may be the earliest sign of pregnancy toxaemia.

Booked.Unbooked.Total.
Number of patients admitted30434
Number of these patients confined in the Home28432
Number of infants (this includes two cases of twins)30434
Number of stillbirths112
Foetal mortality3.3%2.5%5.8%
Termination of pregnancy:—
Spontaneous24226
Medical induction22
Surgical induction224
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