Public Health

1910 The Lancet  
the medical officer of health of this important city, with its rE population of some 760,357, is always interesting reading. * The birth-rate of Liverpool is considerably above the average d of the large towns, and although the rate is declining in e' common with that of the country as a whole, it is still h exceeded by only two towns having a population of over a 100,000. The general death-rate for the year 1909 was 18-3 b per 1000, and in connexion with this rate Dr. Hope draws attention to
more » ... e fact that the proportion of deaths which p take place in Liverpool in public institutions is larger than e is the case in other towns. Generally speaking, this pbeno-r, menon implies poverty and want, but, as he points out, it t' may also, and no doubt does, indicate that the institutions t have a wide reputation and attract people both from within t and without the city. This latter is certainly an increasingly 1
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