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Bermondsey 1932

Report on the sanitary condition of the Borough of Bermondsey for the year 1932

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DiagnosisPulmonaryNon-pulmonaryTotalGrand Total
A.—New Cases examined during the year (excluding contacts):-
(a) Definitely tuberculous75634412653876997
(b) Diagnosis not completed691
(c) Non-tuberculous1441417875626
B.—Contacts examined during the year:—
(a) Definitely tuberculous692511271027
(b) Diagnosis not completed2
(c) Non-tuberculous88141175165595
C.—Cases written off the Dispensary Register as
(a) Recovered98954310513111910
(b) Non-tuberculous (including any such cases previously diagnosed and entered on the Dispensary Register as tuberculous)2472992592421100
D.—Number of Cases on Dispensary Register on December 31st:—
(a) Definitely tuberculous319227635545537972364280142127
(b) Diagnosis not completed691929

1. Number of cases on Dispensary Register on January 1st 975
8. Number of visits by Tuberculosis Officers to homes (including personal consultations)
2. Number of cases transferred from other areas and cases
returned after discharge under Head 3 in previous years 15
9. Number of visits by Nurses or Health Visitors to homes
for Dispensary purposes *4,335
3. Number of cases transferred to other areas, cases not
desiring further assistance under the scheme, and cases
"lost sight of" 66
10. Number of:—
(a) Specimens of sputum, etc., examined 1,387
4. Cases written off during the year as Dead (all causes) 116
(b) X-ray examinations made in connection with Dispensary work 526
6. Number of attendances at the Dispensary (including
Contacts) 4241
11. Number of "Recovered" cases restored to Dispensary
Register, and included in A(a) and A (b) above 1
6. Number of Insured Persons under Domiciliary Treatment
on the 31st December 110
12. Number of "T.B. plus" cases on Dispensary Register on
December 31st 345
7. Number of consultations with medical practitioners:-
(a) Personal 120
(6) Other 197
* In addition to these visits 966 visits were made by the Lady Almoner and 245 visits by the School Nurse.