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July 31, 1937

The Glasgow Royal Maternity and Women's Hospital, Medical Report for the Year 1935

JAMA. 1937;109(5):383. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780310061025

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A medical report of work done in an institution is almost impossible material for adequate review, one is so likely to fall into a critical attitude. This would be wholly unfair, since statistics must be thoroughly sifted and evaluated before comment is ventured on them. The hospital has 175 beds: seventy-eight for antepartum cases, seventy-eight for lying-in cases and nineteen for "suspect" cases in an isolation block. Septic cases, by arrangement, are transferred to the city fever hospitals. During the year, 4,477 patients were treated in the hospital, 42.3 per cent of whom had had some antepartum care, while the remainder had antepartum care elsewhere or were admitted as emergencies. Of the patients 3,067 were considered abnormal, which was 68.5 per cent of all admissions. This high incidence of pathologic cases is contributed to by the prevalence of rickets in the population served and by many other factors. In the

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