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St Giles (Camden) 1893

Annual report for the year ending 25th March 1894

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Disinfection of Infected Clothing &c. Sect. 59.

6,772 articles of clothing, bedding, &c., were disinfected, free of charge, in the Washington Lyon's Patent Steam apparatus erected at the Stone Yard, No. 197, High Holborn.

Articles.NumberArticles.NumberArticles.Number.
Aprons.35Drawers47Rugs105
Bags2Dresses22Scarves11
Beds397Dress Bodices59Shawls106
Bedcovers57Dress Skirts56Sheets955
Bedgowns13Dressing Gowns28Shirts115
Blankets686Frocks73Slippers6
Bolsters312Gloves2Socks49
,, Cases62Guernseys9Stays25
Books7Handkerchiefs.87Stockings32
Capes10Jackets.113Sundries270
Caps19Mats3Table Cloths15
Carpets42Mattresses117„ Covers24
Carpet Pieces42Neckties14Towels149
Chemises62Night Dresses90Trousers61
Cloaks2Palliasses11Ulsters10
Coats118Petticoats115Vallances51
Collars21Pillows815Vests.87
Cushions122Pillow Cases506Wrappers18
Counterpanes320Pinafores20
Cuffs2Quilts100Total6,772
Curtains71
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Disinfectants.
By Order of your Board the disinfectants used for the
following purposes are:—
1. Chloride of Lime, for disinfecting the soil and refuse
matter removed from the catch-pit gullies and sewers, and
offensive earth taken out of excavations for sewers and
house drains.
2. Carbolic Acid Powder, for deoderizing dust-bins, and
Public Urinals.
3. Sanitas Powder and Fluid, for use in the Mortuary
and Post-mortem room.
4. Permanganate of Potash, in street watering and flushing
of courts and alleys.


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