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September 2, 1933

The Glasgow Royal Maternity and Women's Hospital. Medical Report for the Year 1931.

JAMA. 1933;101(10):801. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740350059033

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This gives the statistics of a large, active and complicated obstetric service. According to the custom in England—and a commendable one—the patients are divided into three categories: those who have had adequate prenatal care (52.8 per cent), emergency patients sent from the home service or other outside attendants (40.3 per cent) and cases entirely without previous medical attention (6.7 per cent). There were 4,442 patients in all. In addition to the in-service, 4,274 women were delivered at their own homes—truly an enormous obstetric service and with a large number of cases of dystocia due to the prevalence of rickets. Prenatal work is increasingly popular, and the number of abnormal in-cases was 2,753, or 62 per cent of all admissions; but more than half of these were antenatal. The numerous tables do not lend themselves to a proper review, because one might appear to criticize the treatment and compare results. Judging

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