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
There were 149 deaths ascribed to the Zymotic Diseases in
Highbury, representing a death-rate of 2.25 per 1,000 inhabitants.
This was the lowest death-rate registered in any of the sub-districts.
The most fatal diseases were Measles, with a death-rate of 0.60 per
1,000, Diphtheria of 0.45, and Whooping Cough 0.48. In proportion
to population Diarrhoea was less fatal than in the other districts.
The deaths during the three years 1893-95 and the deaths and death-rates during 1896 are as follows:—
|1893. Deaths.||1894. Deaths.||1895. Deaths.||1896.|
In the two succeeding Tables will be found a summary of the
deaths and death-rates of the several sub-districts arising from the
Zymotic Diseases during the year.
|Districts.||Small Pox.||Measles.||Scarlet Fever.||Diphtheria.||Whooping Cough.||Typhus Fever.||Enteric (Typhoid Fever)||Diarrhœa.||Totals.|