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

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Camberwell 1949

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell.

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(h) The licensing and supervision of Offensive Trades, Slaughterhouses
and Common Lodging Houses.
(i) Compulsory removal of aged and infirm persons to
(j) The supervision of water in swimming baths.
2. Provision of Health Services in the Borough.
(a) Disinfecting Station.
(b) Cleansing Station.
3. Health Propaganda.
(a) Education to ensure the health of the public.
4. Housing.
(a) Repair of houses under the Housing and Public Health
(b) The closure of insanitary houses and parts of houses unfit
for human habitation.
(c) Clearance of small insanitary areas.
(d) The abatement of overcrowding.
(e) Investigations and recommendations for rehousing.
5. Inspection and Supervision of Food and Food Premises.
(a) Sampling of food to prevent adulteration.
(b) Condemnation of unsound food.
(c) The registration and inspection of premises where food
is prepared, manufactured, stored or sold.
(d) The investigation of food poisoning.
6. Prevalence and Control of Infectious and other Diseases.
(a) The receipt of notifications.
(b) The prevention of the spread of infection.
(c) Arrangements for disinfection of rooms, bedding and
clothes, and disinfestation of persons and houses.

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