The University Studies of the University of Nebraska Volume 16

The University Studies of the University of Nebraska Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the death certificates are not always reliable; and moreover, as has been stated, one needs to know the causes for the disease itself before a remedy can be suggested. Frequently the secondary cause of death is the one to be guarded against, e. g., measles seldom prove fatal but pneumonia following measles is a common cause of death in children. The health records for the years 1912 to 1914 inclusive, show the following attributed causes for death among the Russian German children under five years of age: TABLE XIII. DISTRIBUTION or DEATHS or RUss1AN GERMAN CHILDREN UNDER ONE YEAR or A012 AND 112011 ONE TO FIVE YEARS (EXCLUSIVE), i ACCORDING TO PRIMARY CAUSE The diseases producing infant mortality fall into three groups, the largest number being due to the perils attending birth. such as prematurity, malformation, inanition, etc., which are largely ante-natal in their origin." Enteritis and pneumonia are the two other principal causes for deaths of babies during the first year. Among children from one to five years, pneumonia demands the-1 Thirty per cent. of all the infant deaths in England are due to this same cause. Newman, Infant Mortality, 62. greatest toll, with enteritis closely following, while contagious diseases, chiefly diphtheria, and accidents form an appreciable factor. It is significant to note that the diseases producing infant mortality in the foreign settlements in Lincoln are in general the same as-elsewhere. In Newman's exhaustive study of the subject in England the fatal diseases of infancy are shown to be: wasting diseases, 31 per cent. of the total; diarrhoeal, 21 per cent., and respiratory, 16 per cent.;"' while in the intensive study made in Johnstown, Pa., by the Children's Bureau, more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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