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Fulham 1916

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

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fare work. The Committee make the necessary arrangements
for the appropriate institutional treatment
recommended, assess and collect the contributions
to be made by the parents of children sent to sanatoria,
supervise the home conditions, arrange for the provision
of extra nourishment when necessary, and endeavour to
obtain suitable employment for adult patients and for
children on leaving school.
Whooping Cough.—The deaths registered from
whooping cough numbered 32, being 21 below the
average number of the five preceding years.
Diarrhcea.—62 deaths under one year and
four between one and two years, were ascribed to
diarrhcea or to enteritis, the quinquennial average being
Influenza.—Influenza was the cause of 42 deaths or
three less than in 1915.
Cancer.—From malignant growths there were 178
deaths, 70 of males and 108 of females, representing
a death-rate of 1.19 per 1000, against a quinquennial
average of 1.08.

The parts primarily affected were:—

Cancer of the Buccal Cavity43
Cancer of the Stomach, Liver, etc.2725
Cancer of the Peritoneum, Intestines and Rectum1824
Cancer of the Female Genital Organs22
Cancer of the Breast22
Cancer of the Skin13
Cancer of other or unspecified Organs209