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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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Mortuary.
39 bodies were received into the mortuary, of which 28
were resident in the district, and 16 non-resident.

Infectious Diseases.

During the year 426 cases have been notified, as follows

Arsenal Sub-District.Dockyard Sub-District.Total.
Scarlet Fever146113259
Small-pox451661
Erysipelas301646
Typhoid fever16925
Diphtheria16824
Puerperal fever314
Continued fever123
Membraneous croup22
Cholera22
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Of these 426 cases, 196 were removed to Hospital, as follows

Arsenal Sub-District.Dockyard Sub-District.Total.
Scarlct fever6457121
Small-pox421658
Typhoid fever9413
Diptheria33
Continued fever11
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It is with much satisfaction that I note that a larger proportion of
the cases notified have been removed to Hospital, and it is to
be hoped that the great privilege of gratuitous treatment in the
Hospitals of the Metropolitan Asylums Board will be more and more
availed of by those who unfortunately have infectious disease present
in their families. It is impossible to over estimate the value of such a
proceeding to the patients themselves, for the advantage of skilled
medical treatment both by night and by day, in well equipped and


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