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"Populate or perish" : aspects of infant and maternal health in Sydney, 1870-1939

Lewis, Milton James


This study tries to explain the remarkable declines in the infant and maternal death-rates in Sydney between 1870 and 1939 and to indicate significant attitudes shaping the infant and maternal welfare movement. Poor nutrition interacted with infection to decimate the infant populations of Sydney and other Western cities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Improvement in the sanitary environment of Sydney from the 1880s was an important factor in the reduction of infant...[Show more]

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Date published: 1976
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70f35879cd4


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