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j The monthly meeting of the Society for the Health of Women and Children was held to-day ; present —Mesdames Carr (in the chair), Marshall, J. Ross, Theomin, K. Ross. Gibbs, Wallin, Jas. Allen, S. Allen, Cunninghaino, Gray, Jackson, Isaacs, Harm way. >idey. Misses Low and M'Dongall. a::d the hc-li. secretary, j Tho matron of the K«r:tauc-Harr:s Hos--1 pital reported as follows :—Number of I babies admitted during the mouth 8, number of babies discharged 6, greatest numher in hospital at any one time 15. mothers In residence 2, number of mothers in for one day 4, number of visitors 286, number of letters written 86. Of the admissions one baby canto from Scotland, one ■ from Auckland, one from Wellington, one ■ from Christchurch, one from Invercargill, ] one from Central Otago, and two from j Dunedin. The latter two came in with their mothers. One of these (a prema I lure) mode steady progress, and gained ! lib in weight ii: less than one month, i Tim rl’srii-ir?: 1 \ without exception, had improved In- their stay. Nu-ser. Conner ■ and V, ;, e nu for their examination, ana 1 passed successfully. Tho former is in 1 the South Dunedin district. Nurse Mctge I is to take up the position in Wanganui. ; Nurse Xealo (Wellington) has entered the hospital for training for Plunkol work. Twelve applications were received from those desiring to train as Karitaue baby j muses. Several .gifts have been received j in the way of clothing and jam, etc.. ! ail of which have been greatly appreciated. j The Plmikct nurses for the three disI t.ricts report:—New eases for tho month 1 50. total number of babies under care BS6. babies solely breast fed 106, babies i partially breast fed 63, visits paid to j homes 767, visits paid to Piunkct room-. 66, expectant mothers 9. Nurse I.aLig ; has returned from her annual holiday, and has resumed her duties in tho central disj tried. Nurse Sykes, the newly appointed Piunkct nurse for Otago Central, took up her duties on December 1, commencing with one week's residence in Roxburgh, Alexandra and Cromwell to bo visited in 1 succession. A special meeting of the committee was held during the month to consider a letter received from Lady French, Lady Balfour, and Airs Fawcett, asking for assistance from the Overseas Dominions for the wives and babies of soldiers in maternity hospitals. It was arranged to formulate a scheme with tho assistance of the Hastings branch to send parcels of baby clothing each month; patterns and materials to he approved by the society. A large amount of correspondence from the branches was dealt with. The National Council of Women in Melbourne wrote asking that a delegate be sunt from the society to attend their annual conference, to give any information with regard to the work carried on in New Zealand.—lt was arranged to have a paper written and forwarded in time for the conference. Letters were received from the librarian of the Russell Sage Foundation Library, New York, and also the J. Walker Thompson Comjiany, asking for any reports and literature connected with the society's work in reducing the infantile death rate in New Zealand. The Hon. Treasurer reported receipt of £22 19s for maintenance, also donations and subscriptions.

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THE HEALTH SOCIETY, Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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THE HEALTH SOCIETY Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914