Seasonal Variation in Congenital Abnormalities. Preliminary Report of a Survey Conducted by the Research Committee of Council of the College of General Practitioners.

@article{Slater1964SeasonalVI,
  title={Seasonal Variation in Congenital Abnormalities. Preliminary Report of a Survey Conducted by the Research Committee of Council of the College of General Practitioners.},
  author={B C Slater and Greg I. Watson and J Corbett McDonald},
  journal={British journal of preventive & social medicine},
  year={1964},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-7}
}
Seasonal variation in the frequency of births of infants with a particular congenital defect is important evidence of an environmental factor in its aetiology. McKeown and Record (1951) observed that anencephalic stillbirths occurred more frequently in winter than in summer, but since then comparatively few defects have been examined in a similar manner. The reason has probably been that without a system of notification it is difficult to collect a sufficiently large series of any given… CONTINUE READING

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