Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kensington & Chelsea Borough]
Children attend the bathing centre on 458 (344) occasions, when 134
(90) cases of scabies and 228 (114) verminous cases were treated. As
in the previous year, no cases of impetigo were treated.
There is still clearly a need for vigilance on the part of all
REMEDIAL FOOT CLASSES
With the continued co-operation of the head teachers, remedial classes
were held in eight primary schools and 256 (216) children were treated
by teachers who have attended special classes at the College of
Physical Education. Overall supervision was given by a medical officer
who visited each class at regular intervals.
Details of immunisation in schools are given below:-
|Completed primary courses||Reinforcing injections (re-vaccinations)|
|Diphtheria/Tetanus/ Whooping Cough:|
B.C.G. VACCINATION FOR 13-YEAR OLD CHILDREN
A medical officer, together with a clerical assistant, visited
4 (8) schools.
There were 710 (1018) children eligible for B.C.G. vaccination.
The parents of 520 (958) children gave their consent and out of this
number 382 (694) were skin-tested and read. Of these 343 (630)
children were vaccinated. The remaining 39 (64) were found to be
Because of staff shortage the programme started late in the
year and this limited the number of schools that could be visited.