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The impact of the First World War on attitudes to maternal and infant health
Fionnuala Walsh

-century Ireland, infant mortality (the death of a child aged less than 12 months) was a serious problem. The issue received heightened attention during the First World War in both Great Britain and Ireland. The number of recruits deemed physically unfit for military service led to a greater recognition of the devastating impact of poverty on health, while the unprecedented loss of life on

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45