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THE HEALTH SOCIETY

Tim monthly meeting of the Society for the Health of Women and Children was hi Id in the Town Hal! 10-diy; present —Mcidtunrs f.svr (in the chair), Callaway. Morrell, K. S. Ramsay, Isaacs, fciidey, Jus. Ail-n, Row, Jackson, Oilkison, Gibbs, Tkenmii', Karin’, Mar-liall, Sim, Ansc-11, Aniadcll, nnci W TtH, Misses Gow and M’Dougall, raid the h"n. swaiary (Mrs ,T. M‘George). The Matron of the Ka.ritano-Hr.rri? Horritl reported :—Number of babies admit tf-d, o; discharged, 12; deaths, 2. Greats;; number in hospital any one time. 20; number in hospital on October 51. 12; number cf mothers in residence, 1; number of niolh' rr, in for one day, 3; number of vifdtnn?, 231; number of letters writien, 53. Of those, admitted three came from Otago, two from Cord erburr. tho remainder from Dunedin and suburbs. The aces wore:—One of 11 days old, oao a month, three over two month-, one aged three months, one eight months, one ten months, and one over a year. The last wen really over age, but having come from a Inns distance was admitted. Two of those admitted died; the others made decided progress. One of those, win died was aeed eight months, and weighed only 7!h, and liv’d only four days after adrnisdou. Tin cause of dealb in the oilier sastS.nce was pneumonia, and occurred three wf'-k-i after admission. All those discharged bad. with one exception, improved greatly by their stay. Two were in under a week, one three weeks, two four week', two five weeks, one six weeks, tblec seven weeks, and one ten weeks.

The Plui'.ket nurse? venoviecl :-*-Kuniber cd halves under care. Sl9: new cases, 37; vidfs in iiomes, 743; visits to Pb'nkct room. 118: number soleiv breast fed. Ill: partially, 61 ; bodies of hu'iuan-'s'-cl mfik sent, out. 7.B r 'H.

The appointment of Nurse runner as Pbmket. nurse for the South Dunedin district wis ronf'rm°d.

Mrs ft. p. Grey and Airs Cunnimrhime. (Port Chalmers) were elected members of the committee.

A large amount of correspondence dealing wuh the questi-.n of the subsidies for the Pluuket Nurses was read and emis-'devod. The Hon. Treasurer (Mrs Theomin) reported having re-Mved maintoimnce for the mouth £23 12s 6(1 also a number of donations and subscriptions. A few of Ihe members of tho committee, together with friends, spent, an afternoon at, the Karitaue TTnsnital weeding and tidying no the garden. This was necessary, as ihe funds at oresrnf da not permit c,f Bm gardener being employed as often as usual.

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THE HEALTH SOCIETY, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914

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THE HEALTH SOCIETY Issue 15649, 13 November 1914

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