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

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City of London 1898

Report on the sanitary condition of the City of London for the year 1898

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inmates in these places (exclusive of officers and
their families) bears to our population, the ratio
being about 1: 19, as compared with 1: 109 in
the Metropolis.
In other words, these figures represent that 1
in every 19 citizens is an inmate of either a
Workhouse, Workhouse Infirmary or a Lunatic
Asylum, in comparison with 1 in every 109
inhabitants of the Metropolis.

Table showing the percentage of deaths occurring in Workhouses, Workhouse Infirmaries and Lunatic Asylums to total deaths in the City of London and the Metropolis respectively, for the five years 1894-5-6-7-8:—

Average ...28.215.9
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