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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Causes of Stillbirths.

Placental separation4Ante-partum haemorrhage1
Prolonged labour2Multiple malformations1
Shock after internal version1Unknown1
Cerebral haemorrhage1
Congenital morbus cordis1
Tumour of thymus gland1
Multiple malformations1
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With associated complications of pregnancy.

Albuminuria. Hyperpiesis Prolonged labour1Hydramnios Maternal toxaemia1
Albuminuria. Hyperpiesis Unknown1Albuminuria Unknown1
Albuminuria. Hydramnios Shock. First infant of twins. Delay in labour1Pre-eclamptic toxaemia Concealed haemorrhage1
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Post-mortem examinations were held in four of the above
1. Tumour of thymus gland.
2. Anencephaly.
3. Congenital morbus cordis.
4. No apparent abnormality.
Infant deaths (under 10 days)—8 cases.
Atelectasis. Cerebral haemorrhage 1
Cerebral haemorrhage 1
Prematurity and inanition 3
Congenital morbus cordis 1
Exomphalos 1
Acute pyelitis 1
All infants were premature.
Post-mortem examinations were held in three of the above
1. Atelectasis. Cerebral haemorrhage.
2. Congenital morbus cordis.
3. Cerebral haemorrhage.

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