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Lambeth 1904

Report on the vital and sanitary statistics of the Borough of Lambeth during the year 1904

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During 1904 in the Borough of Lambeth, disinfection has been
carried out in connection with 380 Whooping Cough-infected
houses, as compared with 325, 110, 72 and 126 during 1903,
1902, 1901, and 1900 respectively; and leaflets (dealing with
the dangers and treatment of this disease) left at all known
Whooping Cough infected houses.*
No School nor Class was closed during 1904 on account of
Whooping Cough. Details of the incidences of Measles and
Whooping Cough in the different Registration Sub-Districts of
Lambeth Borough during 1904 are as follow:—
Registration
Sub-Districts.
Number
of
Deaths
from
Whooping
Cough.
Number of
Deaths from
Measles.
Whooping
Cough
Deaths
per
10,000
Inhabitants.
Measles.
Deaths per
10,000
Inhabitants.
Waterloo Road 1st
Waterloo Road 2nd
Lambeth Church 1st
Lambeth Church 2nd
Kennington 1st
Kennington 2nd
Brixton
Norwood
District not stated †
Borough of Lambeth
2
6
13
25
18
9
25
10
1
109
14
15
27
31
23
23
22
7
2
164
3.04
7.2
6.3
3.3
2.1
2.8
2.6
3.5
10.9
14.8
7.8
4.3
5.3
2.6
1.9
5.3
*Whooping Cough is not a compulsorily-notifiable disease, but 431 cases
were voluntarily notified during 1904 by Board School Teachers (vide
Appendix, p. 72).
† Where the District is not stated, the deaths (or death) are divided
equally amongst the other Districts before calculating percentages.


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