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3. On the Constitution of Society in this Country, with reference to the Proportion which Male Life bears relatively to Female Life, and the Effects of an Excess of Female Life

  • W. T. Thomson

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The object of this paper is to show the prejudicial effect which the excess of females has upon the condition and moral well-being of society in this country.

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page 589 note * Separation of Port-Philip in this year causes decrease.

page 594 note * The table given by Mr Thomson exhibited the results for each county.

page 600 note * By a return made to the House of Commons in 1861, it appeared that from 31st December 1855 to 31st December 1860, the number of coroners' inquests held upon the bodies of infants within the Metropolitan District (London) alone were 3901,—namely, on males, 2082; females, 1816; sex unknown, 3.

3. On the Constitution of Society in this Country, with reference to the Proportion which Male Life bears relatively to Female Life, and the Effects of an Excess of Female Life

  • W. T. Thomson

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