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Islington 1959

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


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    TotalsM.F.UnadjustedIslington Area Comparability FactorAdjustedEngland & Wales
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    0-1-5-15-25-45-65-75-All Ages
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    COMPARATIVE VITAL STATISTICS - 1947 TO 1959 (Compiled from Registrar-General's Returns)
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    SUMMARY OF INFANT MORTALITY 19 59 (Based on Registrar General's Returns)
    Primary Cause of DeathUnder 1 dayDaysWeeksMonths1959(1958)
    1 - 22 - 33 - 44 - 55 - 66 - 71 - 22 - 33 - 41 - 22 - 33 - 44 - 55 - 66 - 77 - 88 - 99 - 1010 -1111 -12TotalsTotals
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    Population The following table (extracted from the Registrar General s Returns) gives the estimated number of children under the age of 15 years in the County of London and in Islington
    Under 1 year1 - 4Total under 55-14Total under 15
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    The effect of seasonal influences is again shown in the following table of deaths due influenza pneumonia and bronchitis
    Under 1 year1 - 4445-5455-6465-7475+Total
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    Accidents The following table gives the deaths from accidents to Islington residents from 1952 onwards
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    In the following table causes of accidental deaths in 1959 are analysed, in their respective age groups.
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    SECTION B. PREVALENCE AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS AND OTHER DISEASES Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Deaths during the year 1959.
    DiseaseNumber of NotificationsNumber of DeathsRemoved to HospitalNumber of Cases returned to Registrar-General after correction of DiagnosisCases coming to knowledge' but not Notified
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    Domiciliary Visiting of Infectious Disease Cases and Contacts - No. of Visits
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    The following is the table of successful vaccinations performed over the past eleven years.-
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    The following table shows the age-groups of the notified cases during 1959:-
    Under 1 year1 - 55 years and upwards
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    Home visiting of measles and whooping cough cases was carried out by the Home Visitors as under:-
    MeaslesNo. of InvestigationsRe visits
    Whooping CoughNo. of Ineffective Visits
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    Cases and Deaths - 1927 - 1959
    YearNotified CasesDeathsYearNotified CasesCon-firmed CasesDeathsYearNotified CasesCon-firmed CasesDeaths
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    Corrected Notifications
    YearEngland and WalesLondonIslington
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    Diphtheria Cases and Immunisation state 1947-1959 (inclusive)
    Age GroupsAge Groups
    0 - 55-1515†0 - 55-1515 †
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    This is consonant with the Immunity Index given by the Ministry of Health
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    Number of notifications received
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    In accordance with Circular 2/50 of the Ministry of Health the following table summarises the outbreaks of food poisoning and the character of each outbreak
    DateNo of Notifi-cationsNo of persons servedNo of cases reportedNo of deathsFoods involved and Organisms responsible
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    Month 1959No of CasesSexNotifiedComing to knowledgeConfirmed CasesAge GroupsCase employed as a food handlerFood Handler ContactsWater Closet Accommodation
    0-1-5-15-25-45-65 †Same familySeparate familySeparateShared
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    New Cases and Mortality during 1959
    RespiratoryNon-RespiratoryRespi ratoryNon Respiratory
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    The total number of cases on the Register of the Department as at 31st December 1959 was -
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    The corresponding figures for previous years are:-
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    Cases on Chest Clinic Registers
    PulmonaryNon PulmonaryTotal
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    The corresponding figures for previous years are:-
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    The Static X-Ray Centre still continues to perform a valuable survey of persons who may or may not have any symptoms and the following information in respect of Islington residents has been kindly furnished by Dr Brett the Medical Director of the X Ray Unit:-
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    Other confirmatory information was also received through the notifications of acute influenzal and acute primary pneumonias Deaths due to influenza pneumonia and bronchitis also increased and the changes over the four-week period in January/February 1959 are set out in the following table:-
    Week endedNoti fications Acute Influenzal & Acute Primary PneumoniaDEATHS
    InfluenzaPneumoniaBronchitisOther RespiratoryTotal
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    The age groups of the notified cases and deaths are set out below:-
    Age GroupNotifications Acute Influenzal & Acute Primary PneumoniaDEATHS
    InfluenzaPneumoniaBronchitisOther Respi ratoryTotal
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    The majority of cases of vermin infestation are, of course infestation with head lice and again, a better standard of personal cleanliness would result in fewer cases.
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    Hone Visiting Follow-up home visiting for cases of scabies and vermin was carried out by the Home Visitors of the Cleansing Station as under:-
    Families VisitedRevisitsIneffective VisitsTotal
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    Bacteriological Examinations All specimens for bacteriological examination dealt with through the Department are submitted to the Public Health Laboratory Service, County Hall, S.E.1
    Examinations carried out
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    Summary of Work done by District Public Health Inspectors (i) Inspections
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    (ii) Other inspections and visits
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    (iii) Nuisances and Notices
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    (iv) Legal Proceedings
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    (v) Drainage
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    (vi) Complaints
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    (vii) Land Charges Act, 1925
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    (viii) Rent Act, 1957. Applications for Certificates of Disrepair.
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    (ix) Improvements effected as a result of Service of Notices under the Public Health (London) Act.
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    Continued from previous page..
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    This amount is apportioned as follows under the appropriate Acts and Sections:-
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    Public Health (London) Act, 1936 Failure to comply with Statutory Notices contrary to Section 82 (No. of cases 40)
    DateAddressMagistrate’s decision
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    Continued from previous page...
    DateAddressMagistrate's Decision
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    Failure to comply with Magistrate's Abatement Order (No. of cases: 12)
    DateAddressMagistrate’s Decision
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    Second failure to comply with Magistrate s Abatement Order (Mo. of cases 3)
    DateAddressMagistrate’s Decision
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    Third failure to comply with Magistrate s Abatement Order (No. of cases. 1)
    DateAddressMagistrate’s Decision
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    Monthly Deposits recorded by the Deposit Gauges and Sulphur-Dioxide by the Lead-Peroxide method
    MonthSite No.Rainfall in inches(Tons per square mile)Mg of SO3/day collected by 100 sq cm of Batch A Lead Peroxide (Louvered Box)
    Insoluble DepositSoluble DepositTotal Solids
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    Concentration of Smoke and Sulphur Dioxide recorded by the Volumetric method at the two stations In the Borough
    Stat ionJan.Feb.MarApl.MayJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct.Nov.Dec.
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    1. inspections for the purposes of provisions as to health (including inspections made by Public Health Inspectors.)
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers prosecuted
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    2. Cases in which Defects were Found.
    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    To H. M. InspectorBy H. M. Inspector
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    PART VIII OF THE ACT Outwork. (Sections 110 and 111).
    Nature of WorkNo. of outworkers in August list required by Sec. 110(1)(c)No. of cases of default in sending lists to the CouncilNo. of prosecutions for failure to supply listsNo of instances of work in unwholesome premisesNotices servedProsecutions
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    The number of inspections, etc. of offensive trades premises were:-
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    The following is a summary of the work carried out during the year Notices Served: 2 Intimations 8 Statutory
    Type of PropertyLocal Authority PremisesDwelling HousesBusiness PremisesTOTAL
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    Two sewer maintenance treatments were carried out in connection with which the cooperation of the Borough Engineer and his staff was appreciated Details of the treatments are as follows:-
    Treatment No and dateManholes
    In BoroughNot baitedBaitedShowing complete TakesShowing Prebait TakesShowing No Takes
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    Legal Proceedings. Details of the action taken by the Council under the Pood and Drugs Act, 1955. and the Food Hygiene Regulations made thereunder are as follows -
    DateOffenceMagistrate's Decision
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    During the year 81 complaints of unsound food were received. The total amount of food condemned was:-
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    Details of action taken are as follows:-
    Cattle Excluding CowsCowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigsHorses
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    Traders are becoming more aware of these facilities, the number of persons taking advantage of them being on the increase.
    ConvenienceJan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJunJul.Aug.Sept.Oct.Nov.Dec.Approx. weekly average throughout year
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    Details of 15 samples of ice cream examined for fat content are as under
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    Continued from previous page...
    Class of MilkResultsPhosphataseMethylene blueTurbidityBiologicalTotal Number of Samples
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    Total Attendances at Maternity & Child Welfare Centres
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    Vaternity and Child Welfare Centres - The days and times of sessions are as follows -
    CENTREAnte-Natal & Post-NatalChildern'sToddlersDentalDiphtheria ImmunisationPoliomyelitis InoculationSmallpox Vaccination