London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Fulham 1914

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1914

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Provincial Hospitals and Sanatoria19
Lunatic Asylums75
Workhouses and Poor Law Infirmaries12
In Private Houses, Nursing Homes, etc55

Of the deaths registered, 892 or 41.9 per cent, took place either in Poor Law institutions, in hospitals, or in public lunatic asylums, the percentages in the various classes of institutions being as under:-

Deaths in Workhouses or Workhouse Infirmaries24.7
„ Metropolitan Asylums Board Hospitals2.8
„ other Hospitals10.9
,, Public Lunatic and Imbecile Ayslums3.5

In the County of London, 45.7 per cent, of the
deaths occurred in public institutions.
Special Arrangements made in consequence of the War.
In August a letter was received from the Deputy
Director of Medical Services for London, stating that he
had arranged for the special addition to his sanitary
staff of the Medical Officers of Health of each of the City
and Metropolitan Boroughs in London. The duties
assigned were:—
To supervise the sanitary condition of the billets
and encampments within his area and report all
sanitary defects to the Officer Commanding the unit
concerned and also to Headquarters London District.