Case No. 2. Mrs. F. W., 25 years. "Renal Failure after
Childbirth" "Chronic Nephritis" "Toxaemia of
The cause of death was confirmed in each case by postmortem
One of these cases was an emergency admission. The other,
a booked case, had not been seen by the Medical Staff at Forest
Gate prior to admission.
Of the 1,996 confinements: —
971 were Primigravidae.
1,025 were Multigravidae.
There were 29 cases of twin birth.
(a) Number of infants wholly breast-fed on discharge from
(b) Number of infants receiving a supplementary or
plementary feed on discharge 172
Tables are appended hereunder which illustrate some of the work of the Maternity Unit: —
1. Presentation No. of Cases Vertex 1,951 Breech 38 Shoulder 5 Face 2 Brow Nil 2. Abnormal Labour No. of Cases Caesarean Section 7 Craniotomy, etc. 2 Ante-Partum Haemorrhage 22 Placenta Praevia 8 Post-Partum Haemorrhage 38 Manual Removal of Placenta 21 Forceps Deliveries 63 Prolapse of Cord 3 !()
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PATHOLOGICAL LABORATORY. Due acknowledgment
must be made of the excellent work done by the Technician,
when 2,089 examinations .were carried out during the year.
There is still a delay in obtaining essential items of equipment
for the full functioning of the Laboratory.
I have again to record my thanks to the Pathologist and
his staff at Whipps Cross Hospital, who were most helpful with
regard to special investigations required from time to time.