Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health, 1897
5. The third or Summer quarter had the highest death-rate,
the deaths in each quarter being respectively, 209, 190, 222,
6. The deaths under 1 year per 1000 births, 116, were
fewer than in the two preceding years.
In West Plumstead the number was 106, being higher than
in the three preceding years. In East Plumstead it was 119,
being lower than the four preceding years, with one exception.
7. The Infant mortality in West and East Plumstead, in
recent years, is given in Table B.
Deaths under 1 year per 1000 births:—
8. The death rate from the principal Zymotic diseases
(namely, Small Pox, Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Enteric Fever,
Measles, Whooping Cough, and Diarrhœa) was 2.2, compared
with 2.0, 2 5, and 3.5 in the three preceding years. Diarrhoea
was the only Zymotic disease which shewed a prevalence
above the average.
The rate was 2.0 in West and 2 3 in East Plumstead.