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
Compared with the preceding year there was an increase of 8
deaths, although there were 53 weeks in the 12 months under
Of these diseases Phthisis and Cancer call for attention.
Phthisis was the cause of 530 deaths, which were equal to a death
rate of 1.69 per 1,000.
The deaths occurred as follows :—
|Upper Holloway||123 deaths||= 1.22 per 1000 inhabitants.|
|South-west Islington||204 „||= 1.86 ,,|
|South-east „||125 „||= 1.84 ,,|
|Highbury||78 „||= 1.18 ,,|
The return is satisfactory, for it is 43 below the mean annual
number of deaths recorded in the preceding five years.
The following Table shows the distribution of the disease in the
sub-districts and in the several quarters of the year:—
|Quarters.||Upper Holloway.||Islington South-west.||Islington South-east.||Highbury.||The Parish.|
49 children under five years of age died from this disease.