Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
Forty-first annual report on the health and sanitary condition of the Parish of St. Mary, Islington
with the death-rate of the Encircling Districts, and even considerably
below some of them.
The death-rates of the Greatest Towns, that is to say, those whose populations exceed 200,000, show the Islington rate in a more favourable light.
|West Ham||3.00 per 1,000 inhabitants.|
|Bristol||1.90 ,, „|
|Birmingham||3.57 ,, „|
|Nottingham||2.47 ,, „|
|Liverpool||3.01 ,, „|
|Manchester||3.42 ,, „|
|Salford||4.10 ,, „|
|Bradford||1.58 „ „|
|Leeds||2.28 ,, „|
|Sheffield||2.91 ,, „|
|Hull||3.32 ,, „|
|Newcastle-on-Tyne||2.08 ,, „|
|Islington||2.98 ,, „|
Here it is seen that no less than six of these populous places had
higher Zymotic death-rates than this parish.
Of the London sanitary areas 23 were in a worse position than
Islington, viz., Fulham (3.6), Chelsea (3.9), Marylebone (3.2), Holborn
(3.2), Clerkenwell (3.8), St. Luke (3.8), Shoreditch (4.3). Bethnal
Green (4.2), St. George-in-the-East (3.3), Limehouse (4.0), Mile End
Old Town (3.6), Poplar (3.7), St. Saviour, Southwark (3.2), St. George,
Southwark (4.2), Newington (3.3), St. Olave, Southwark (4.8), Bermondsey
(3.8), Rotherhithe (3.8), Battersea (3.6), Camberwell (3.6),
Greenwich (3.7), Woolwich (3.9), and Plumstead (3.5).
The 1,026 deaths from Zymotic diseases were described to the
several diseases in the following table, which also shows the corrected
mean number registered in the preceding eleven years:—