volume 295, issue 6589, P1-2 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6589.1
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T Delamothe

Abstract: The OPCS: many (more) happy returns? The Marriages, Births and Deaths, produce important effects; are influenced by the prosperity of the country; and express the hopes, fears, enjoyments, and sufferings of the people living in the agricultural, mining, and manufacturing districts; on the coasts and in the interior of the country; in the narrow, tortuous streets of cities, and in the sunshine and showers on hill sides and moors.... As they are facts, and are expressed numerically, they admit ofno exaggeration;…

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