Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England, Volume 4

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1842

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Page 143 - Act, it shall be the duty of the nearest relatives of the deceased present at the death, or in attendance during the last illness...
Page 162 - If a person, immediately after swallowing a solution of a crystalline salt, which tasted purely and strongly acid, is attacked with burning in the throat, then with burning in the stomach, vomiting, particularly of bloody matter, imperceptible pulse, and excessive languor, and dies in half an hour, or still more, in 20, 15, or 10 minutes, I do not know any fallacy that can interfere witli the conclusion that oxalic acid was the cause of death.
Page 2 - Abstracts, 1831, (p. 16,) that "there are in England and Wales about 550 parishes which are known to extend into two counties, or into more than one hundred, or other division.
Page 143 - March, or in case of the death, illness, inability, or default of all such persons, the occupier of the house or tenement, or if the occupier be the person who shall have died, some inmate of the house or tenement in which such death shall have happened, shall, within eight days next after the day of such death, give information, upon being requested so to do, to the said registrar, according to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, of the several particulars hereby required to be known and...
Page 139 - Should the time nevertheless come, when the country is sufficiently populous, and it should be desirable to retard or stop the progress of population — the analysis of the marriages, births, and deaths, in connexion with the census returns, will show, as has been already proved, that this may be effected without raising the mortality. The principle of " an increase of the population in geometrical " progression " has nothing in it fatal, irresistible, inexorable ; upon a rigorous analysis of the...
Page 142 - ... exact statement of the causes of death, in the case of every registered death throughout the whole of England and Wales, after the month of June next ensuing. The register-books in which all deaths are to be registered after the last day of June, 1837, contain columns wherein may be inserted the cause of death, in juxta-position with those other important illustrative circumstances, the sex, the age, and the profession, or calling, of the deceased person. Each register-book will also...
Page 140 - I have referred rests on this doctrine : ' the population is increasing in a geometrical progression, the means of subsistence in an arithmetical progression, and unless wars, destructive epidemics, marshes, dense towns, close workshops, and other deadly agents, carry off the excess of the numbers born — unless the outlets of life and blood be left open — the whole people must be exposed to a slow process of starvation.
Page 136 - ... first marriages are calculated, and the complications arising from the increase or decrease of the population by birth, death, immigration, and emigration, I do not advance the preceding numerical statements as absolutely correct or definitive; and I hope to be able to resume the examination of these important subjects at a future time, when more extensive materials have accumulated and have been analyzed. None of these...
Page 134 - The fact, that one-fifth of the people of this country who attain the age of marriage never marry; and that the women, though capable of bearing children at 16, and certainly nubile at 17, do not marry until they attain a mean age of 24.3, the men until they are 25 j, proves that prudence, or ' moral restraint,
Page 142 - ... improved registration cannot fail to lead to a more accurate statistical account of the prevalence of particular diseases from time to time. We pledge ourselves, therefore, to give in every instance which may fall under our care, an authentic name of the fetal disease.

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