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
The several diseases and the resulting death-rates during 1896, together with the deaths during the preceding three years, were as follows:—
There were 191 deaths from the Zymotic diseases entered in the
registers, contrasted with 130 in 1895, 135 in 1894, and 171 in 1893.
The death-rate was 2.81 per 1,000. In this district, as in the others
already mentioned, the deaths from Measles, Diphtheria and Whooping
Cough were the chief factors in the increased mortality. In proportion
to the population these diseases were 0.79, 0.53 and 0.72 per
1,000. The death-rate from Measles was only exceeded by the rate
experienced in South-west Islington, while that from Whooping Cough
was only less than the rate in Upper Holloway.
The following statement gives the deaths from the Zymotic Diseases for the three preceding years, as well as the deaths and death-ratea from the same diseases in 1896:—