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The Demography of Early Modern Towns: York in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Presenting a study of the demographic regime in towns and cities in England and elsewhere in Europe in the early-modern period (circa 1540 to circa 1700), this work examines academic debates aboutExpand
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Urban-rural differentials in infant mortality in Victorian England.
This paper examines the magnitude of urban-rural differentials in infant mortality in England during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and also compares the timing of decline for aExpand
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Bridging the gap: Determining long-term changes in infant mortality in pre-registration England and Wales
Much effort has been expended in analysing a small sample of parish registers to produce national estimates of infant mortality for the period 1570–1840. However, in an age when inter-parishExpand
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Differential mortality patterns among infants and other young children: the experience of England and Wales in the nineteenth century.
There is a long-standing convention--almost a general `rule--in the demographic literature that the infant mortality rate...will normally be higher than the early childhood mortality rate.... In thisExpand
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Social intervention and the decline of infant mortality: Birmingham and Sheffield, c. 1870-1910.
  • C. Galley
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Local population studies
  • 2004
The beginning of the secular decline in infant mortality in England and Wales can be dated fairly precisely, since from 1900 substantial and sustained decrease in the national infant mortality rateExpand
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A model of early modern urban demography
Early modern towns are often said to have experienced natural population decrease. Most historians explain this phenomenon by high levels of urban mortality or by shifts in rural-urban migration.Expand
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Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie: Eighteenth-Century Midwives and their Patients
List of figures List of tables Preface 1. Midwives, their women and patients 2. Reading case notes 3. Sarah Stone, Somerset midwife 4. Mrs Stone's Complete Practice 5. William Smellie, man-midwifeExpand
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A never-ending succession of epidemics? Mortality in early-modern York.
  • C. Galley
  • Medicine
  • Social history of medicine : the journal of the…
  • 1 April 1994
Early-modern cities are often perceived to be centres of high mortality and under constant siege from a barrage of epidemics. However, few urban mortality rates have been calculated and by employingExpand
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Infant Mortality: A Continuing Social Problem
© Eilidh Garrett, Chris Galley, Nicola Shelton and Robert Woods 2006. All rights reserved. In 1906, Sir George Newman's 'Infant Mortality: A Social Problem', one of the most important health studiesExpand
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