Clinical Report of the Rotunda Hospital for one year, November 1st, 1916, to October 31st, 1917

William Smyly, Richard D. Purefoy, E. Hastings Tweedy
1918 Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland  
DURING this year the Hospital lost the services of Dr. James Little, who for forty years had held the position of Consulting Physician, and who was also a Vice-President. During his long connection with the Institution his skill and experience were always at the service of the patients, and his sound judgment, practical common-sense, and disinterested advice were of no small assistance to the Governors in the management of the Institution. During the year 1,280 patients were delivered under the
more » ... delivered under the care of the Institution in the Extern Maternity Department, and 2,087 patients were admitted to the Maternity Wards of the Hospital. Of the latter, 277, who were not in labour, were discharged, and 1,810 were delivered: thus, a total of 3,090 labours in all were attended by the Hospital Staff. Four deaths occurred in the Extern Department, and seven in the Hospital. These figures show a further decline in numbers in both Departments. The morbidity in the Intern Department was less than in the previous year, showing a percentage of 5. 7, and the number of deaths was much smaller, being at the
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