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December 1933

Fetal, Newborn and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality.

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Report of the Subcommittee on Factors and Causes of Fetal, Newborn, and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality of the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. Hugo Ehrenfest, M.D., chairman. Price, $3. Pp. 486. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1933.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(6):1469. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960070235017

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The report of the subcommittee of the Committee on Prenatal and Maternal Care of the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection is the result of a thorough study of available statistics. It contains studies on the various complications of pregnancy, types of labor and the puerperium. Studies were collected on the immediate care of the new-born and the relation of trauma sustained at birth. The report places emphasis on the incompleteness of general statistical information, and this must be remembered in all studies of this nature. It presents the considered opinions and recommendations of the noted authorities who as members of the subcommittee devoted nearly a year and a half to the assembling and analyzing of these data. There is no doubt that the report represents the most complete analysis of available material and investigation of conditions in the United States that has yet been made.

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