London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Islington 1896

Forty-first annual report on the health and sanitary condition of the Parish of St. Mary, Islington

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229 cases were notified, of which 20 per cent. died. These cases
were 45 above the number returned in 1895, but below the record of
both 1893 and 1894.
1891 185 cases.
1892 216 „
1893 251 „
1894 245 „
1895 184 „
Mean, 1891-95 216 „
1896 229 „
Compared with the mean number recorded in the preceding five
years, it is seen that the excess of cases is in no way abnormal.
The increase is chiefly due to the fact that the climatic conditions of the
third quarter of the year* were peculiarly favourable to the propagation
of the disease, and therefore, it is not to be wondered at that it was
more than usually prevalent.

Table LXIII. Showing the sickness from Enteric Fever in the Sub-districts for each Quarter.

Sub-Districts.1stQuarter.2nd Quarter.3rd. Quarter.4th Quarter.Whole Year.
Upper Holloway1112231258
Islington, South West1011353591
Islington, South East7715635
The Parish37348375229

*Especially in September when 56 cases occurred.