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Finsbury 1910

Annual report on the public health of Finsbury for the year 1910

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Most of these mistakes—over 60 per cent. of them—were made
not by private doctors, but at the large general hospitals.
The errors were chiefly in connection with Scarlet Fever—out
of 161 cases removed 35 were returned as not having the disease.
The diagnosis of Typhoid Fever was sustained in hospital in
every instance except one.
Twenty-four cases of Diphtheria were returned home as incorrect.
Deaths.—The number of deaths certified as due to infectious
diseases, named in the accompanying table, in 1910 was 192.
The corresponding death-rate was 2·1 per 1,000 inhabitants.
The number of deaths is the lowest since 1901 with the exception
of one year.

The deaths from each disease are here set out.

Deaths from Infectious Disease, 1901-1910.

Small-Pox.Scarlet Fever.Diphtheria and Membranous Croup.Enteric Fever.Puerperal Fever.Measles.Hooping Cough.Diarrhœa.Total.
190181936114493795259
190232153796836884334
1903-12121146952100260
190431714856026145278
1905-21119-3132111215
1906-132514511555144371
1907-161521434466187
1908-12161233822126229
1909-91332865168232
1910-41946733650192
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This table discloses a diminution in the number of deaths from
scarlet fever, measles, hooping cough and diarrhæa, but an increased
number of deaths from diphtheria and puerperal fever.


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