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Neonatal tetanus in St Kilda.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7022628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neonatal tetanus was prevalent in the Scottish Islands in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the island of St Kilda, neonatal mortality reached 690 per 1,000 live births, and was passively accepted by the community. Many speculative ideas concerning its aetiology were propounded until unsanitary conditions were counteracted by simple measures of hygiene in caring for the newborn babies.
Authors:
R A Collacott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  1981 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-7     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / history*,  mortality,  prevention & control
Scotland
Tetanus / history*,  mortality,  prevention & control

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