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Title: A maternity unit in Gozo a hundred years ago
Authors: Savona-Ventura, Charles
Keywords: Maternal health services
Obstetric mortality
Hospitals -- Maternity services -- Malta -- Gozo -- 19th century
Maternal health services -- Malta -- Gozo -- History -- 19th century
Hospitals -- Malta -- Gozo -- 19th century
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1995, Vol. 7(1), p. 55-61
Abstract: The present paper reviews the hospital confinements which occurred at Victoria Hospital in Gozo during the period 1876-1893. These hospital confinements are shown to have been generally restricted to needy women from the lower socio-economic strata. The lower socio-economic status of these mothers, together with the fact that these mothers were more likely to have significant medical and/or obstetric problems, resulted in higher perinatal and maternal mortality rates than those reported for the general population in Gozo and Malta. These observations are in conformity with the maternity care situation in European establishments.
Appears in Collections:MMJ, Volume 7, Issue 1
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