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April 10, 1920

DIFFICULTIES OF SECURING VITAL STATISTICS AND OF REGULATING MIDWIVES

Author Affiliations

Richmond, Va. State Registrar.

JAMA. 1920;74(15):1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620150047026

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —As an illustration of the difficulties of securing birth and death registration, I am enclosing copy of a certificate of death received at our office, which we afterward found to be due to hydrocephalus, the physician being, as stated, in the war. The spelling is exactly as given: this deth wos from magnesium of the bran the Dr wated on this child is in wor surves.We also enclose a letter which we have just received from one of our midwives showing the task which we have before us in our effort to teach these women to be safe obstetricians:Dear Sirs: i an sending for more eye drops i am only got two in the box please send me a bottle of that medecine to give the paceions after the babies is born and send me some blue mas pills to wash my hands in please

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