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Kensington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kensington Borough]


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52 tables in this report

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    The following table gives the adjusted Kensington birth and death rates compared with the provisional rates for London and for England and Wales for the year 1960:-
    Kensington adjustedLondonEngland and Wales
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    Infant Death Rate,. This rate for 1960 was 20.8, a decrease compared with the rate for the previous year of 4.0. The provisional rate for the County of London was 21.6 and for England and Wales was 21.7. The following table shows the rates for the last five years:-
    YearKensingtonLondonEngland and Wales
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    Number of deaths of babies under one week of age
    YearAge in days at deathTotalNo. of deaths due to prematurity
    1 or under23456
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    The following table shows the trend in these diseases since the end of the war:-
    YearEngland and WalesKensington
    Pulmonary TuberculosisCancer of the lungPulmonary TuberculosisCancer of the lung
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    Cause of deathAll AgesUnder 1 yr1 yr and under55 yrs and under 4545 yrsand under6565 yrsand over
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    MEDICINAL BATHS (Personal Cleansing Station) The reCord of work done during 1960 is as follows:-
    DescriptionScabiesVerminImpetigoOther Conditions
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    The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food requested a report for the twelve months ended 31st December, 1960 in the following form:- Prevalence of Rats and Mice
    Type of Property
    Local AuthorityDwelling HousesAll other (including Business & Industrial)Total
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    Inspections of the registered premises were made during the year, and 5 samples of rag flock and other fillings were taken for analysis. The results were satisfactory.
    DescriptionNo. of samples taken
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    Details of persons X-rayed by the Unit during surveys in Kensington in 1960 are as follows:-
    Organised GroupsNo. X-rayed
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    The Council adopted the following programme:-
    Smoke Control AreaBoundariesPreliminary SurveyDetailed Survey & Order madeOrder operative
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    Smoke Control AreaBoundariesPreliminary SurveyDetailed Survey and Order madeOrder operative
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    The following tables set out details of the results obtained in Kensington during 1960:- A . Deosit gauses
    Month 1960.Days ExposedRainfall (ins.)Total deposits for period in tons per square mile.Deposits per day in tons per square mile (average)
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    South Kensington (Pembroke Road)
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    B. Estimation of atmospheric sulphur Milligrams of sulphur trioxide per dav
    Month 1960Days exposedNorth KensingtonSouth Kensington
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    C. Readings taken from the two monthly stations in Kensington have been taken for seven years and the following table compares the annual resultss-
    YearNo. ofdaysexposedTotal weight of dopositedmatter in tonsper square mileDaily average ofsulphur in milligramsof sulphur trioxide
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    D. Measurement of smoke and sulphur by the volumetric method.
    1960Volumetric smoke Concentration of smoke in milligrams per 100 cubic metresVolumetric sulphur Concentration of sulphur in parts per million volumes of air Average daily values ats-
    Average daily values at:-
    Public Health DepartmentN. Kensington Public LibraryS. Kensington Welfare CentrePublic Health Department
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    The following statement shows the progress of the servioe and financial effect since the inception of the schemes-
    PeroidNumberofMealsGrossCostReceiptsfrom oldpeopleSubsidyfromL.C.CGrantfromR.B.K.NetCost
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    The following table shows a summary of the inspections, etc. carried, out by the public health inspectors and their assistants during the year:-
    Public Health (London) Act, 1936
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    The following table shows the number of notices issued in respect of nuisances, defects, etc., found during the year:-
    Public Health (London) Act, 1936
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    PART I - Applications for Certificates of Disrepair
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    The following table gives details of the clearance areas declared by the Council since 1950, when slum clearance work under the Housing Acts was recommenced, up to the end of the year:-
    Name of AreaDate of DeclarationNo. of housesNo. of persons displaced
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    To be developed by the London County Council:
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    To be developed by the Council:
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    Applications for improvement (discretionary) grants received and dealt with during 1960 sire summarised as follows:-
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    Part 1 of the Act 1-INSPECTIONS for purposes of provisions as to health (including inspections made by public health inspectors)
    Number of
    Premises(1)No. on Register(2)Inspections(3)Written notices(4)Occupiers prosecuted(5)
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    2 - Cases in which DEFECTS were found (If defects are discovered at the premises on two, three or more separate occasions they should be reckoned as two, three or more "cases")
    Number of cases in which defects were
    Particulars(1)Found(2)Remedied(3)ReferredNo. of cases inwhich prosecut-ions were instituted(6)
    To H.M.Inspector(4)By H.M. Inspector(5)
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    Part VIII of the Act Outwork (Sections 110 and 111)
    (l) Nature of WorkSection 110Section 111
    No. of Outworkersin August lists (2)required by Sec. 110(1) (c)No. of cases of default in sending lists to the CouncilNo. of prosecut-(4) ions for failure to supply listsNo. of instances (5) of work in unwholesome premises(6) Notices served(7) Prosecutions
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    The following table gives a summary of the factories on the Council's register at the end of the year, indicating the types of business carried on, whether or not mechanical power is used, and where situated, ioeo North or South Kensington:-
    Factory - businessNorth KensingtonSouth Kensington
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    DETAILS OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS TAKEN UNDER FOOD HYGIENE REGULATIONS IN 1960 As requested by Ministry of Health Circular 22/58.
    Date of hearingOffenceRegulationsResult
    FinedCosts awarded to Council
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    Details of licences granted under the 1949/53 regulations during 1960 are as follows:-
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    The following table shows the number of samples of processed nilk taken during the year, together with results of examinations
    DesignationNo. of samplesMethylene blue testPhosphatase testTurbidity test
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    The following table shows the average percentages of milk fat and non-fat solids of the genuine samples of these milks taken during each month:-
    MonthNo. of samples takenAverage percentages
    Milk fatsNon-fat solids
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    The following table shows the number of samples (16 ice cream and 2 dairy ice cream) taken during 1960 for chemical analysis compared with those taken in the previous year:-
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    During the year 23 samples of ice cream were also taken and submitted to the methylene blue test. The results are as follows:-
    GradeNo. of samples
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    The following table shows the total count of the 58 samples examined:-
    SampleTotal Viable Count per gramTotal Samples
    50,000+50,000/200,000+200,000/ 250,000+250,000
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    Examinations were also made in respect of Bacteria Coli, the results being as follows:-
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    In order to show some perspective in reviewing the incidence of puerperal pyrexia (defined as any febrile condition occurring in a woman in whom a temperature of 100.4°F. or more has occurred within fourteen days after childbirth or miscarriage), the following table gives an analysis of the causes of pyrexia in the notified cases:-
    CauseNo. of cases
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    The following table shows the number of cases added to and the number removed from the notification register during the year:-
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    In my Annual Report for 1951, attention was drawn to what appeared to be a disturbing trend in the incidence of tuberculosis amongst immigrants. Since 1952, a more detailed investigation of this problem has taken place and the following table sets out the information found in 1960:-
    Country of originPeriod (in years) between entry to United Kingdom and notification of diseaseTotal
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    Residential Particulars of other cases notified during the year:-
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    A more accurate investigation in the following years indicated that, of the new cases and "inward transfers" reported in the borough, the proportions who were immigrants contracting the disease in the first ten years of arrival, were as follow:-
    per cent.
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    TABLE 1
    Notifiable diseaseNumber of cases notified
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    +Notifiable only in children under the age of 5. NOTE: Cases of mistaken diagnosis are excluded from above table. TABLE 2
    Notifiable diseaseNumber of Cases Notified in 1960 Age Groups in Years
    Under 11 to 23 to 45 to 910 to 1415 to 2425 & over
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    TABLE 3
    Notifiable diseaseTotal cases notified in each Ward in 1960
    St.CharlesGolborneNorlandPembridgeHollandEarls CourtQueens GateRedcliffeBrompton
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    PARTICULARS OF THE STAFF OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT THE END OF 1960 (As requested by Ministry of Health Circulars l/54 and 28/54)
    Medical Officer of HealthYear of Appointment
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    Administrative and Clerical Staff
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    Public Health Inspectors
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    Student Public Health Inspectors
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    Women Health Officers
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    Other Officers