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This objective survey of maternal and infant welfare is based on a questionnaire inquiry of 13,687 mothers in England, Wales and Scotland who gave birth to babies during a single week in March, 1946. The remodelling of health services in Britain and the marked fall in fertility since the 1870's were the primary stimulants in this effort to obtain detailed information on the social and economic aspects of childbearing. The inquiries were carried out by health visitors in the normal course of their routine duties. The principal questions investigated were the availability of maternity services to different social classes in
Maternity in Great Britain: A Survey of Social and Economic Aspects of Pregnancy and Childbirth.. Ann Intern Med. ;30:1072. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-5-1072_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(5):1072.
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