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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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DISINFECTIONS OF EFFECTS, BEDDING, ETC.
This disinfection is carried out at Denton Hospital by means of a WashingtonLyons
apparatus, and from Table XXI. it will be seen that the apparatus was in use
on 46 occasions for this purpose.
A total of 70 vessels were disinfected by your officers on account of infectious
disease. (See Table XXII.)

TABLE XXL

Number of Disinfections of Effects, Bedding, &c., from 1st January to 31st December, 1912.

Month.Reason for Disinfection.Hospital Bedding, &c.Total Effects.Number of times Steam Disinfeotor was used.Disinfected by Fumigation.
Cholera.Chicken-pox.Continued Fever.Diphtheria.Enteric Fever.Erysipelas.Measles.Pulmonary Tuberculosis.Suspected Plague.Remittent Fever.Scarlet Fever.Small-pox.Precautionary measure.
January...11...1...1.........11...176...
February...11...5..................1......84...
March..................1............2...254...
April......1...2........................364...
May............1...2.....................33...
June......1...6...........................73...
July............1...31..................53...
August............2...1......1............45...
September............1...........................13...
October..................1............1......24...
November......1...1...1.....................33...
December...11...3...1.....................64...
Totals...36...23...111...115...65746...
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