[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Baby illness term

Otto otto at schienke.com
Thu Apr 9 14:03:44 PDT 2009

Lack of calcium and vitamin D on the mother's behalf affecting the  
child and resulting in mortality is an interesting scenario.
I am aware of the reproductive rate of our colonists and also am aware  
of the infant mortality rate which could reach 50% in the first two  
years depending on the stability of their living conditions.

I am curious as to how many of the infant deaths per percent of the  
births were attributed to calcium and vitamin D deficiency? Was the  
vitamin D deficiency a common malady among the colonists as a whole?  
Or was it a rare condition?  I know there were many deaths of infants  
due to the complexity of life and the lack of medical understanding.  
It is of interest to me to categorize frequency of occurrence of each  
malady to be able to mentally visualize a communities day to day life.

It would be helpful if Rose-Marie qualified the frequency of the  
births of those three children. Were they born one year apart?

. . .   Otto
          " The Zen moment..." wk. of January 04, 2009-
                 "The future. . . . always catches up."

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