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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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All bacteriological examinations are carried out at the Public
Health Laboratory at County Hall under its Director, Dr. A.J.H. Tomlinson.
No charge is made to the Council for these examinations and
during the year 1610 were made as follows
Throat/Nose Swabs
Vincent's organisms found 1
Diphtheroids found 1
Haemolytic Streptococci found 12
Staphylococcus aureus found 1
Haemophilus pertussis found 1
Pneumococci found 1
Negative results 50
Shigella boydii type 2 found 20
Shigella sonnei found 97
Salmonella brandenburg found 4
Salmonella infantis found 1
Salmonella saint paul found 24
Salmonella typhimurium found 4
Pathogenic Bact. coli 026 found 4
Pathogenic Bact. coli 055 found 3
Pathogenic Bact. coli 0119 found 13
Giardia lamblia found 2
Trichuris trichiura found 1
Negative results 1362
Mouse Faeces
Negative results 1
Meat Sandwiches
Staphylococcus aureus found 2
54.0 faecal specimens which are included in the foregoing were
arranged and collected by this Department with the approval and cooperation
of local medical practitioners and school authorities.
The Public Health Department has an arrangement with Chelsea Doctors
whereby specimens left at the office by 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and
11 a.m. on Saturdays are delivered by hand to the Laboratories the same
day. This service is used extensively.

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