London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Islington 1896

Forty-first annual report on the health and sanitary condition of the Parish of St. Mary, Islington

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Table LXX. Showing the sickness rates from Continued Fever in the Sub-districts for each Quarter.

Sub-Districts.1st Quarter.2nd Quarter.3rd Quarter.4th Quarter,Whole year.
Upper Holloway..0.040.08..0.02
Islington, South West0.07••••••0.01
Islington, South East••••••..••
Highbury0.06••••..• •
The Parish0.030.010.02..0.01

Table LXXI. Showing the fatality from Continued Fever. (Deaths to 100 cases of sickness.)

Sub-Districts.1st Quarter.2nd Quarter.3rd Quarter.4th Quarter.Whole Year.
Upper Holloway...........
Islington, South West50.0..• •..50.0
Islington, South East....,,....
The Parish66.6••••..33.3

Puerperal Fever, to which 30 cases were ascribed, was slightly more
prevalent among parturient women than in the preceding year, when
24 cases were notified.
There were 3.02 cases per 1,000 women who were confined compared
with 2.22 in 1895. It was not, however, nearly so fatal as in that year,
for whereas 50.0 per cent. of the women then died, only 36.6 died in
There was no fatal result in Highbury.