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

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Fulham 1916

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1916

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Number of Attendances at Dispensary.

1. Insured852
2. Uninsured5,954
Doctor's home visits1,079
Nurses' ,,2,828
Persons specially examined as Contacts303
Number of these found tuberculous24
Contacts who became patients during the year207
Insured patients examined for purposes (sanatorium treatment, etc.) of London Insurance Committee100
Uninsured patients recommended for sanatorium treatment to London County Council62
Patients sent to Infirmary55
Referred to Invalid Children's Aid Association19
,, „ Charity Organization Committee40
„ ,, Children's Country Holidays Fund34
Patients who had Tuberculin treatment16
Patients who had cutaneous Tuberculin tests344

Institutional Treatment.—Under the tuberculosis
scheme of the London County Council the following
patients were sent to sanatoria or hospitals during the
Males. Females.
Patients under 16 years of age 13 21
Patients over 16 years of age 8 18
21 39
62 residents in Fulham (40 men and 22 women) received
treatment in sanatoria as patients of the London Insurance
Tuberculosis Care Committee.—In accordance
with the scheme approved by the London County
Council an Interim Tuberculosis Care Committee has
been formed composed of representatives of the Borough
Council, the Dispensary Committee, the School Medical
Service, and the various local agencies engaged in