Fillers One hundred years ago

The depopulation of France

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 16 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1529

The late Professor Tarnier, according to Dr Dureau, was the first private person who offered a reward to increasers of the population. He instituted a prize of 100 francs for each child that might be born in the year after its institution, namely, 1892, in …

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