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Finsbury 1937

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

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Severe cases are recommended to the London County Council
for admission to Queen Mary's Hospital, Carshalton, and to the
Lower Southern Hospital, Dartford. Eleven babies and children
under five so recommended were admitted to these institutions in
1937 for rickets and other conditions.
Weighing Centres.
Two municipal weighing centres in Finsbury are held at:—
24, Leage Street.—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at
2.0 p.m.
Pine Street.—Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at
2.0 p.m.

A summary of the meetings held in 1937 is appended:—

Centre.No. of Meetings.Attendances.Average Attendance.No. of Babies and Children up to 5 years.
Leage Street1496,32442971
Pine Street1556,12539697

The number of new babies brought during the year was 455.
Transfer of Records.
When the children under the supervision of the Borough
Council attain the age of 5 years, records concerning them are, so
far as possible, transferred to the London County Council, so as to
be available for the information of the Education Authority.
Grants.—Mothers, Toddlers, and Babies.
Report on Circular 1519.
This Ministry of Health circular refers to the recently issued
First Report of the Advisory Committee on Nutrition, and in
particular to the emphasis laid therein on the nutritional value of
milk. Local authorities are asked to review their arrangements
under Section 251 (1) of the Public Health (London) Act, 1936,
with particular reference to grants of extra nourishment to
nursing and expectant mothers and children under 5 years of age.