GREAT BRITAIN: Mothers and Midwives

The mothers of British Foreign Secretary Sir Austen Chamberlain and his half brother, Minister of Health Neville Chamberlain, both died in childbirth.* Last week this fact was thought to account for the extraordinary warmth and fervor with which the Minister of Health addressed the House of Commons on the twin themes of maternal mortality and midwifery.

Customarily the manner of the Right Honorable Neville Chamberlain is cold and his delivery precise, but none could doubt his intense emotion when he cried: "It is a very terrible thing to think that today out of...

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