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
247 deaths were registered from Diphtheria, which is the largest
number ever known in the parish during one year, the previous record
being 208 in 1894.
The returns for the previous eleven years were:—
The mean annual number of deaths, after correct ion for increase of
population, in the eleven years was 126.
The death-rate resulting from the 247 deaths was equal to 0.71
per 1,000 inhabitants.
In other populous places the death-rates during the year from Diphtheria were as follows:—
|England and Wales||0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants.|
|33 Great Towns||0.35 ,,|
|67 other Large Towns||0.24 ,,|
|England and Wales, less the 100 Towns||0.23 „|
|Encircling Districts||0.47 „|
|St. Pancras||0.40 ,,|
|Stoke Newington||0.56 „|
|St. Luke||0.62 „|