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Fulham 1927

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

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in 1927 was equivalent to 6.5 per 1,000 registered
There were two deaths from puerperal fever in
Fulham in 1927 and this was the smallest number
ever recorded, comparing with 3, 4, 4 and 9 deaths
during the four preceding years.
Ophthalmia Neonatorum (a purulent discharge from
the eyes of an infant commencing within twenty-one days
of the date of its birth).—Thirty-three cases were notified
during 1927 compared with 29 in 1926 and 32 in 1925.
The case rate per 1,000 registered births for 1927 works
out at 13.4. Eleven of the infants affected were treated
in hospital.
All cases are visited by the Health Visitors in order
to ensure that the treatment, which is so necessary to
prevent impairment of vision or blindness, is carried

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.

The Infectious Diseases (London) Regulations, 1927.
These Regulations came into force on 1st January,
1928, and they revoke the Public Health (Pneumonia,
Malaria and Dysentery, etc.) Regulations, 1919. They
contain the same provisions as the latter Regulations
with the following exceptions:—
1. Trench Fever, which was notifiable under the old Regulations,
is no longer a notifiable disease.