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Fulham 1927

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

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the case of diphtheria, children of 5 and 6 years of age were the chief sufferers.

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As regards the season, scarlet fever prevailed all
the year round with a slight increase in the number of
cases during the last quarter of the year.
First Quarter:—
January 37
February 10
March 29
Third Quarter:—
July 40
August 17
September 31
Second Quarter:—
April 28
May 36
June 25
Fourth Quarter:—
October 32
November 38
December 37
Puerperal Pyrexia.—Puerperal Pyrexia is defined in
the Public Health (Notification of Puerperal Fever and
Puerperal Pyrexia) Regulations, 1926, as " any febrile
condition, other than a condition which is required to
be notified under the Infectious Diseases (Notification)
Acts, occurring in a woman within twenty-one days
after childbirth or miscarriage in which a temperature
of 100.4° Fahrenheit (38° Centigrade) or more has been
sustained during a period of twenty-four hours or has
recurred during that period."
Twenty-eight cases were notified under the Regulations
in 1927. The Regulations only came into operation
on 1st October, 1926, and twelve cases were
notified during the remaining three months of that
Puerperal Fever (Puerperal Sepsis).—Sixteen cases
were notified during 1927, compared with 15, 21, 26
and 32 during the four preceding years. The incidence