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
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
Contact Examinations New
B.C.G. Vaccinations given
13 yr. old
Skin Tests given
51 Non-Pulmonary T.B.
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
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.