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1921 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Most of these nurses are recent graduates, and this tabulation is a fair indication of the attitude of nurses toward the special fields of work. This does not mean that all the nurses who would prefer institutional work, for example, will find positions, so that more than the 167 private duty nurses will take up this work than is indicated by the figures. Usually 15 to 20 per cent, fail to secure registration, hence these figures are only suggestive for the rejected applicants may modify the
more » ... ber of available nurses for any one of these divisions. Births and Infant Deaths in Massachu- setts.-There were 91,692 births in the State in 1920, a gain of 3,983 over 1919. The death rate among infants under one year of age increased three per 1000 births, the total deaths being 8,337. Excluding figures relating to the colored race, Massachusetts, with a death rate of 91 per 1000 births, is exceeded only by Maine with a rate of 102, Vermont with 96, and Michigan and Connecticut, each with 92.
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