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Port of London 1912

Report for the year ended 31st December 1912 of the Medical Officer of Health for the Port of London

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TABLE XII.

(German Measles.)

Date.Name of Vessel, Port of Registry, and Official Number.Where from.Number of cases.How dealth with.
1912. March 13s.s. "Mantua,"of Greenock, 127,544 -Auckland -1Removal to Hospital at Plymouth.
April 13s.s. "Persia,"of Greenock, 109,258.Bombay -1Ditto.
„ 17s.s. "Minnehaha,"of Belfast, 110,520New York1Removal to Hospital at Tilbury.
Total3
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SCARLET FEVER.
Ten cases were reported, and of these six were removed before the arrival of the
vessel at Gravesend.

TABLE XIII. (Scarlet Fever.)

Date.Name of Vessel, Port of Registry, and Official Number.Where from.Number of Cases.How dealt with.
1912.
January 13s.s. "Moldavia,"of Greenock, 117,382Auckland -1Removed to Hospital at Adelaide.
April 20s.s. "Galway Castle,"of London, 132,616.Cape Town1Removed to Seamen's Hospital Greenwich.
August 21s.s. "Johannesburg,"of North Shields, 104,829.Do.2Removed to Hospital at Plymouth.
„ 31s.s. "Otway,"of Glasgow, 128,282 -Brisbane -2Removed to Hospital at Melbourne.
Sept. 14s.s. "Otranto,"of Belfast, 124,675Sydney1Ditto.
„ 23s.s. "Otway,"of Glasgow, 128,282Brisbane -2Removed to Hospital at Tilbury Brook.
Nov. 7s.s. "Fernandina,"of West Hartlepool, 127,430.Savannah -1Removed to Hospital of Metropolitan Asylum Board.
Total10
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ERYSIPELAS.
This disease is not often met with nowadays on board vessels arriving. Three
cases only were reported, and one of these was treated in the Port Sanitary Hospital.
After a few days the patient developed delirium tremens, and became so violent that it
was necessary to remove him to Strood. Workhouse.
TABLE XIV.
(Erysipelas.)

Table XII.

(German measles.)

Date.Name of Vessel, Port of Registry, and Official Number.Where from.No. of Cases.How dealt with.
1912.
April 26Barge "Brian Boru,"of London,Deptford -1Removed to Seamen's Hospital,
123,705.Greenwich.
Sept 11s.s. "Themistocles,"of Aberdeen,London -1Removed to Port Sanitary
129,349.Hospital.
Dec. 23s.s. "Medina,"of Greenock, 131,849 -Bombay -1 3Patient isolated on board.
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