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Finsbury 1937

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

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The Dispensary is open:—
Monday, Wednesday and Friday : 10.0 a.m. to 12 noon.
Tuesday 6.0 p.m. to 8.0 p.m. (for those at work).
Saturday 10.0 a.m. to 12 noon (for children).
At the present time six sessions per week devoted to tuberculosis
work complies with the requirements of the Scheme. This does
not take into account X-Ray work.

Below will be found a summary of the work of tiie Tuberculosis Dispensary in 1937 :—

Cases other than Contacts.Pulmonary.Non-Pulmonary.Total.
(a) Definitely Tuberculous801191
(b) Diagnosis not completed11
(c) Non-Tuberculous92
(a) Definitely Tuberculous505
(b) Diagnosis not completed1
(c) Non-Tuberculous88
Cases Written Off.
(a) Recovered16622
(b) Dead69
(c) Transferred to other areas40
Cases on Register at End of Year.
(a) Definitely Tuberculous30175376
(b) Diagnosis not completed13

Attendances at Dispensary 1,275 Specimens of sputum ex-
Consultation with Doctors 260 amined 111
Visits made by Nurse 1,938
No. of X-Ray examinations 319 No. of "T.B. plus" cases on
Home Visits by Tuberculosis Dispensary Register, 31st
Officer 101 Dec., 1937 181
From the above table it will be seen that about 200 patients
attended the dispensary for the first time and 91 were found to
be definitely tuberculous. Amongst these were eleven children,
six of whom had tuberculosis of the lungs, and five other forms of