oa South African Medical Journal - An analysis of 1617 consecutive births at St. Monica's Home, Cape Town

Volume 26, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An analysis has been made of 1,617 consecutive births at St. Monica's Home, Bree Street, Cape Town, from February 1947 to March 1950. Figures relating to birth weight, prematurity, still births, deaths, etc., are presented. The chief causes of still births and deaths are discussed. The incidence of prematurity and of syphilis was found to be high.

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