Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
Annual report 1893-94
MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH, PLUMSTEAD,
To the Plumstead Board of Works.
The following is my report for the past year :
1. There was an increase of 18 births as compared with last
year. Presuming that the population continues to increase at
the same rate as from 1881 to 1891, the birth-rate is diminishing.
This is no doubt partly due to the general depression of trade,
causing fewer marriages. Of the births 941 were females, 962
2. The death-rate 17.0 was high for Plumstead. The deaths
from Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Measles, and Diarrhoea, were all
in excess of those registered in recent years, Whooping Cough