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 Finsbury Borough]
Road, near the Town Hall. One shilling is paid in respect of
each attendance. These arrangements are not altogether satisfactory
partly owing to the fact that the Station is situated some
distance from the Borough and also the times of attendances are
awkward for working people.
During last year 40 persons were referred to the Cleansing
Station in St. Pancras for treatment.
Persons Attending St. Pancras Cleansing Station for Seven Year, 1931 to 1937.
Of this total, 52 were sent for verminous conditions and 157
School Children.—175 school children who were suffering
from scabies were referred to the Department last year by the
London County Council and the houses were visited. The necessary
disinfection of the bedding and clothing was carried out by the
In addition the names of two children, stated to be in a
verminous condition, were similarly forwarded to the Department
and the homes visited.