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Lambeth 1966

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

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In addition to the above-mentioned cases, one new case, a female, was
brought to the notice of the Medical Officer of Health other than by formal
notification.
I am indebted to Dr. H.J. Anderson, St. Thomas' Hospital for the following
report on the work of the Lambeth North Chest Clinic for the year 1966.
NORTH LAMBETH CHEST CLINIC - ST. THOMAS' HOSPITAL
Number on Register-Dec. 1966
New Notifications 1966
Number of attendances Men
Women
Contact Examinations New
Old
B.C.G. Vaccinations given
Newborn
Children
Staff
13 yr. old
Total given
Skin Tests given
1822 T.B.
51 Non-Pulmonary T.B.
55
6711
5107
11818
614
2908
86
149
14
2
251
751
North Lambeth Chest Clinic is an integral part of the Outpatient Department
of St. Thomas' Hospital with clinics five mornings and four afternoons a week.
All types of chest disease are seen, diagnosed and treated if necessary.
There has been a noticeable increase in new cases of carcinoma of the
bronchus - 49 bronchoscopies were arranged last year, to confirm this diagnosis.
In tuberculosis, there were 55 new cases in the actual geographical area - many
more were seen and dealt with. Approx. 150 patients are on domicilliary
chemotherapy.
The special clinics for bronchitis and asthma were well attended, and research
on the causes continues.
In-patient treatment for all chest diseases is available at the South Western
Hospital (40 beds) and chest hospitals in the country, i.e. King George V. Hospital
and Eversfield Chest Hospital.


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