Dr. William S. Muir

1902 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
and Merthyr Tydfl. Infant mortality in the seventy-six towns, measured by the proportion of deaths of children under I year of age to registered births, was equal to 139 per z,ooo; in London the proportion was 134 per 2,0o0, while it averaged 141 in the seventy-flve other large towns, among which it ranged from 82 in Hornsey, go in West Hartlepool, Io8 in Tottenham, Iog in East Ham and in Wolverhampton, and in in Bolton, to I85 in Preston, I86 in Halifax, 2r in Burnley, I92 in Norwich, 214 in
more » ... n Norwich, 214 in Rhondda, and 223 in Merthyr Tydfil. The causes of 940, or I.3 per cent., of the deaths registered in these seventy-six towns last quarter were not certified, either by a registered medical practitioner or by a coroner. All the causes of death were duly certified in Croydon, Hornsey, Brighton, Southampton, Great Yarmouth, Devonport, Derby, Birkenhead, Oldham, and Cardiff: while the highest proportions of uncertified deaths were registered in Handsworth, Liverpool, St. Helens, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness, Rotherham, and South Shields.
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