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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 XC. Giving a Summary of the Sanitary Work performed by the Inspectorsin 1896.

Number of Houses Inspected1,9651,9151,9001,8657,645
Re-inspections, Calls made, &c15,15414,22011,57815,85856,810
Visits to Bakehouses2822291833191,013
Do. Cowhouses87143766
Do. Slaughter-houses1293361115
Do. Stables and Yards5374735567142,280
Do. Factories and Workshops1,2961,3401,2021,3685,206
Do. Factories, Horse Slaughter-houses, Piggeries, &c., Belle Isle..63..9
Do. Under Sale of Food and Drugs Acts187201169212769
Do. To Registered Lodging Houses1,5411,3141,6441,6866,185
Total Inspections20,98219,71417,28222,12080,098

Before closing this part of the report the Medical Officer of Health
feels it his duty to bear testimony to the diligent and satisfactory manner
in which the staff, clerks as well as Inspectors, performed their work. It
was worthy of high praise. He also notices with great satisfaction that
they were most punctual every morning in their attendance at the
Vestry Hall at nine o'clock. Indeed, the occasions on which members
of the staff were late were so few that they could be counted by units.
This speaks well for the interest which they have undoubtedly taken in
their work.
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