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Woolwich 1893

The fifth annual report on the health, sanitary condition, etc., etc., of the District of Woolwich for the year 1893

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1. The erection of an underground convenience in Beresford
Square, adequate for the requirements of tho district, and on
the lines of the admirable structures in other parts of the
2. The provision of clerical assistance in the Sanitary Department.
This duty, which is now thrown upon the Sanitary Inspectors,
interferes greatly with the discharge of their proper duties;
the work in this respect, even during the past two years has
doubled itself, and every year brings additional labour for
kesping fresh books and making returns.
3. The necessity for taking steps to extend the provisions of the
Infectious Disease Notification Act to the Woolwich Garrison.
In supporting the proposition to erect a Fever Hospital, it came to
my knowledge that the whole of the Western Pavilion of the Herbert
Hospital was used for the reception for fever cases, and that this was
in many ways directly connected with the main building, whilst the
kitchen arrangements, etc., of the Hospital wore common to all.

I understand also that during the year 1893 there have been in connection with the Woolwich Garrison, the following eases of infectious disease:—

Scarlet Fever—
Women and children73
Diphtheria —
Women and children3
Exteric Fever—
Puerperal Fever—
Women and children59
Total215 245
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