Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1916
GENERAL SANITARY ADMINISTRATION.
Disinfection.—21,871 articles were disinfected at
the Council's Disinfecting Station, Townmead Road, of
which 4,922 were sent from the Belgian Refugees'
Camp, Earl's Court.
The following rooms were disinfected and cleansed:—
|After Scarlet Fever||272|
|„ Enteric Fever||2|
|„ Puerperal Fever||21|
|,, Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis||12|
|„ German Measles||95|
|,, Miscellaneous diseases||29|
|Verminous rooms fumigated and cleansed||128|
Bacteriological Examinations. — The following
bacteriological examinations were made on behalf of the
Council at the Pathological Laboratory of the West
London Hospital, by Dr. Julius Burnford.
|Number of Specimens.|
|True Diphtheria bacillus isolated||64|
|Hoffmann or Pseudo Diphtheria bacillus isolated||21|