A hundred years ago: Epidemic gastro-enteritis. Practitioner 2012; 256 (1752):32

A hundred years ago:Epidemic gastro-enteritis

20 Jun 2012Registered users

'JULY, AUGUST and September, 1911, represent dark days in our history; the lives of many hundreds of previously healthy and vigorous infants having been lost. The total number of deaths from all causes for the quarter ending September 30th, 1911, in the Dublin registration area was 2,172. Diarrhoeal disease in children under two years of age accounted for 426 (18.6 per cent of all deaths) and of these 118 were registered as enteritis...'

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