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Fulham 1927

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1927

Sullivan, John.

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    1.—General Statistics.
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    2.—Extracts from Vital Statistics for the Year.
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    Table I.—Vital Statistics of the Whole Borough during 1927 and Ten preceding Years.
    Year.Population Estimated to Middle of each Year.Births.Total Deaths Registered in the Borough.Transferable deaths.†Nett Deaths Belonging to the Borough.
    Uncorrected Number.Nett.
    Under 1 Year of Age.At all Ages.
    Of Non-Residents registeredin the Borough.Of Resi-dents not registered in the Borough.
    Number. *Rate.
    Number. *Rate per 1,000 Nett Births.
    Number. *Rate.
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    The following comparative death rates are of interest:—
    Death rates, 1927:—
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    Seasonal mortality.—The mortality in the four quarters of the year under review was as follows :—
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    Causes of death.—There are classified in Table II., pages 15 and 16. The following Table shows the diseases which caused the largest number of deaths :—
    Disease.Males.Females.Bothsexes.Percentage of total deaths.
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    It will be seen from Table III., pages 19 and 20, that the principal causes of infantile mortality are as follows:-
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    Infantile Mortality in Fulham. Deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 births :—
    Average for five years :—
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    The following table shows the infantile mortality rates for the last two years (1926 and 1927) for the various wards in the Borough :—
    Ward.Births and Birth rates.Infantile deaths.Infantile mortality rates.
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    Table II. Causes of and Ages at Death during the Year 1927.
    Nett deaths at the subjoined ages of "Residents," whether occurring within or without the District (a).Total Deaths whether of "Residents" or "Non-Residents" in Institutions in the District (b.)Nett deaths at all ages of "Residents" in the Wards of the Borough, whether occurring in or beyond the Ward.
    Causes of Death.All ages.Under 1 year.1 and under 2 years.2 and under 3 years.3 and under 4 years.4 and under 5 years.5 and under 10 years.10 and under 20 years.20 and under 35 years.35 and under 45 years.45 and under 65 years.65 years and upwards.Baron's Court Ward.Lillie Ward.Walham Ward.Margravine Ward.Munster Ward.Hurlingham Ward.Sands End Ward.Town Ward.
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    Infant Welfare Clinics.
    Number of consultations.First attendances of babies.Total attendances.Average attendances.
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    In connection with these clinics the following are details of children who attended during the year for special treatment :—
    At 92, Greyhound Road.
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    Ante-Natal Clinics.
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    During the year 1927, the visits paid by the Health Visitors were as follows :—
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    The following is a record of cases admitted to the Home during the year 1927:—
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    The following is a summary of the work done during the year:—
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    The attendances during the year were as follows:—
    Individual children attended:—
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    The total attendances made by the above children were:—
    Under three years:—
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    Applications are considered by the Sub-Committee of the Maternity and Child Welfare Committee. Under this scheme the cost to the Council for the year was:—
    £ s. d.
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    The number of visits made by the nurses under the Council's scheme was:—
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    The fees paid were:—
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    I am indebted to Mr. E. J. Mott, Clerk to the Fulham Guardians, for the following figures relating to Poor Law Relief:—
    Date. Half-year ending)1.Number receiving relief. Indoor and outdoor, but excluding lunatics and figures in column 2.2.Persons in receipt of out-door medical relief only not included in column 1.
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    Regarding the ages of those affected, the following table shows that more cases occurred in children of 5 and 6 years of age than at other ages.
    0 to11to22 to33 to44to55 to66 to77to88 to99 to1010 to 1515to 2020 to 3535 to 4545 to 6565 & upTotal.
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    the case of diphtheria, children of 5 and 6 years of age were the chief sufferers.
    0 to11to22 to33 to44to55 to66 to77 to88 to99 to1010 to 1515 to 2020 to 3535 to 4545 to 6565 & upTotal.
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    Further details are shown in the subjoined table:—
    Cases Notified.Treated.Vision.Total Blindness.Deaths.Left the Borough.Still receiving treatment.
    At home.Inhospital.Impaired.Un-impaired.
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    The number of deaths during recent years from cancer in the Borough is shown in the following table:— Number of deaths from cancer in Fulham, 1923 to 1927.
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    The age periods at which the deaths from cancer in Fulham occurred were as follows:—
    Age periods.Males.Females.Total.
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    Lectures and Film Displays Held under the Auspices of the Fulham Propaganda Committee of the British Social Hygiene Council, Inc.
    Date.Where held.Subject.Lecturer.Nos.
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    Table IV.—Cases of Infectious Diseases notified during the Year 1927.
    Notifiable Diseases.Number of Cases Notified.Total Cases Notified in each Ward of the Borough.Total cases removed to Hospital.Deaths.
    At all Ages.At Ages—Years.Barons Court Ward.Lillie Ward.Walham Ward.Margravine Ward.Munster Ward.Hurlingham Ward.Sands End Ward.Town Ward.
    0—1.1—2.2—3.3—4.4—5.5—10.10—15.15—20.20—35.35—45.45—65.65 and upwards.
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    At the end of 1927, the number of cases remaining on the Register was as under:—
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    Mortality from Tuberculosis.
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    Other Tuberculous diseases:—
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    Period between Primary Notification and Death
    Respiratory system:—
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    Year.New Patients.Attendances atDispensary.Doctors' Home Visits.Nurses' Home Visits.
    Suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis.Suffering from other forms of Tuberculosis.DoubtfulCases.Non-TuberculousCases.Insured.Uninsured.
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    Pulmonary.Other forms of Tuberculosis.Pulmonary.Other forms of Tuberculosis.Pulmonary.Other forms of Tuberculosis
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    Summary of Statistics.
    No of New Patients:-
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    No. of Attendances:—
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    No. of Notification:-
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    Table VII. 249 patients were sent to residential institutions on the recommendation of the Dispensary Medical Officers.
    (a.) 162 by the London County Council:-
    62 to Sanatoria.5 to Convalescent Homes.1 to a Farm Colony.94 to Hospitals or Homes.
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    Table VIII.—Showing sources of New Cases.
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    Table IX.—Diagnosis in Males and Females (New Patients).
    Total Cases.Pulmonary Tuberculosis.Other Forms.Suspects.Non-Tubercular.Percentage Tuberculous.
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    Table X.—Sex and age of New Patients for 1927.
    Under 5yrs.10yrs.15yrs.25 yrs.35 yrs.45yrs.45yrs. and over.Allages.
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    Table XI.—Diagnosis at various age periods (New Patients).
    Pulmonary Tuberculosis.Other Forms.Suspects.Non-Tubercular.Percentage Tuberculous.
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    Table XII.—Housing Conditions.
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    Table XIII.—Housing Accommodation.
    Number of Families occupying
    One room.Two rooms.Three rooms.Four rooms.Five rooms.Six rooms or more.
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    Table XIV. Sleeping accommodation of 178 tuberculous patients.
    The patient slept:-
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    In bed with 2 persons and:—
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    Table XV.
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    TABLE XVI.—PUBLIC HEALTH (TUBERCULOSIS) REGULATIONS, 1912. Summary of notifications during the period from lst january 1927, to 31st December, 1927.
    Age Periods.Number of Notifications on Form A.Number of Notifications onForm B. (by School Medical Officers).Number of Notifications on Form C. of admission to
    Primary Notifications.Total Notificationson Form A.Primary Notifications.Total Notificationson Form B.Poor Law Institutions.Sanatoria.
    0—1.1—5.5—10.10—15.15—20.1 20—25.25—35.35—45.45—55.55—65.65 & upwardsTotal Primary Notifications.Under 5.5—10.10—15.Total Primary Notifications.
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    Age Periods.0-11-55-1010-1515-2020-2525-3535-4545-5555-6565 upwardsTotalCases
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    All the patients became ill within a fortnight of the date of onset of the first case.
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    Details of legal proceedings instituted by the Council will be found on page 77.
    Milk Sellers:-
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    1. Milk and Cream not Sold as Preserved Cream.
    Articles.(a) Number of samples examined for the presence of a preservative.(b) Number in which a preservative was found to be present.
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    2. Cream Sold as Preserved Cream.
    (a) Instances in which samples have been submitted for analysis to ascertain if the statement on the label as to preservatives were correct:—
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    The Milk (Special Designations) Order, 1923.
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    Unsound Food.—The undermentioned articles, examined at the request of the owners, were condemned and destroyed:—
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    Samples purchased for Analysis during 1927:—
    Article.Number of Samples.Total Samples Analysed.Total Samples Adulterated.Percentage of Adulteration.
    Taken officially.Adulterated.Takenunofficially.Adulterated.
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    Proceedings were instituted in the undermentioned cases:—
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    The following notices, requiring the abatement of nuisances found, were served:—
    Intimation notices.Statutory notices.
    Number served.Number complied with up to 31st December, 1927.Number served.Number complied with up to 31st December, 1927.
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    FACTORIES, WORKSHOPS AND WORKPLACES. I.—Inspection of Factories, Workshops and Workplaces. Inspections made by Sanitary Inspectors.
    Premises.(1)Number of
    Inspections. (2)Written notices.(3)Prosecutions.(4)
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    II.—Defects found in Factories, Workshops and Workplaces.
    Premises.Number of Defects.No. ofProsecutions.
    Found.Remedied.Referred to H.M. Inspector
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    Legal Proceedings.—Proceedings under the Public Health (London) Act, etc., were instituted in the following cases:—