Maternal Mortality in Britain from 1850 to the Mid-1930s
This chapter examines the trends, causes, and determinants of maternal mortality in Great Britain from 1850 to the mid-1930s. The most notable feature of this period is the exceptional peak of maternal mortality in 1874 when the maternal mortality rate reached the highest level ever recorded in English national statistics. This was followed by a deep hollow, a second but lower peak of mortality in 1893, and a downward trend until 1910. This chapter also discusses the major causes of mortality, including puerperal sepsis, abortion, and eclampsia, and analyses the regional variation in mortality rate in Scotland, Wales, and England.
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