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Hampstead 1960

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

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Since the completion of the foregoing Annual Report the
final figures for the Mass X-Ray Survey (report page 17) and
details of Accidents in the Home during 1960 have been received.
The figures relate to less than five per cent. of the
population and do not necessarily represent a true cross section.
It would therefore be unwise to draw any firm conclusions from
these figures.

It would therefore be unwise to draw any firm conclusions from these figures.

FirmsGeneral Public
MenWomenMenWomenT otal
No. X-Rayed1,2463981,3021,4554,401
No. active Pulmonary Tuberculosis--213
No. Pulmonary Tuberculosis under observation11-13
No. Lung Cancer4---4

The number and types of accidents given on the next page
give only an indication of the number and kind of accidents which
occur because it is limited, not only to those which result in
the patient being taken to hospital, but to those who have to be
taken to hospital by ambulance. So, for example, accidents
involving injury to a leg may be fairly fully represented, whereas
injuries to a hand would not necessarily be included.
Full information of the total number of accidents which occur
is extremely difficult to collect and the information supplied by
the London County Council though necessarily incomplete, is a
very useful guide to those measures which might be taken to reduce