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Lewisham 1925

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


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63 tables in this report

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    Table 1.
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    Occupations of the Inhabitants. —The following particulars as to the chief occupations of the residents of the Borough are extracted from the Census Returns of 1921:—
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    Table 2.
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    Table 3.
    Year.Number of Illegitimate Births.Percentage to total births.
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    Table 4.
    Year.No. of Deaths.Death-rate.Year.No. of Deaths.Death-rate.
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    Table 5. Causes of Death during the Year 1925.
    Causes of Death.Nett Deaths at subjoined ages or Residents occurring within and without the District.Total Deaths at all Ages.Deaths in Public Institutions in the Borough (Including Nou-Residents).
    Under 1 year.1 and under2.2 and under 5.5 and under 15.15 and under 25.25 and under 45.45 and under 65.65 and upwards.Males.Females.Total.
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    Table 6.
    Year.Deaths from Cancer.Percentage to total deaths.Year.Deaths from Cancer.Percentage of total deaths.
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    Respiratory Diseases. —The deaths from respiratory diseases numbered 303, classified as follows:—
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    Table 7.
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    Table 8.—Infant Mortality.
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    Table 9. Infant Mortality, 1925. Nett Deaths from stated Causes at various ages under One Year of age.
    Cause of Death.Under 1 Week.1 and under 2 Weeks2 and under 3 Weeks3 and under 4 Weeks.Total under 4 Weeks.4 Weeks and under 3 Months.3 Months and under 6 Months.6 Months and under 9 Months.9 Months and under 12 Months.Total Deaths under One Year
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    Table 10. Comparative Statistics of Metropolitan Cities, and Boroughs for the Year 1925.
    Boroughs.Estimated Population Mid-year, 1924.Death Rate.Birth Rate.Infant Mortality. Rate per 1000 Births.
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    The names and qualifications of the Stafi of the Public Health Department are set out below in the form specified by the Ministry of Health.
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    Public Health Officers of the Council— continued.
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    Table 11.
    Nature of Inspection.No.
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    Table 12.
    Nuisances discovered and abated.No.Nuisances discovered and abated.No.
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    Table 13.
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    Table 14.
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    Table 15. Workshops on Register (other than Domestic Workshops).
    Trade or Business.Workshops.WorkroomsNo. of Employees.
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    Table 16. Factories on Register.
    Trade or Business.No.Trade or Business.No.
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    Table 17. Workplaces on Register.
    Trade or Business.Number.Inspections.
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    Table 18. Domestic Workshops on Register (excluding Outworkers).
    Trade or Business.No.Employees.
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    Homework. — Outworkers on Register.
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    Table 19. Inspections.
    Premises. (1)Number of
    Inspections. (2)Written Notices. (3)Prosecutions. (4)
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    Table 20. Defects Found.
    Particulars. (1)Number of Defects.No. of Prosecutions. (5)
    Found. (2)Remedied. (3)Referred to H.M. Inspector. (4)
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    A routine inspection of the houses comprised in the roads set out below was carried out during the year by the Sanitary Inspectors delegated to this particular duty: —
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    Table 21, Bacteriological Examination of " Certified " Milk.
    No.Date.Bacteriologist's Report.
    No. of Bacteria per c.c.Presence of Bacillus Coli in 1/10th of a c.c.
    In 48 hours.In 3 days.
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    The following Table shows the nature and number of samples analysed, and the number found to be adulterated:—
    Article submitted for Analysis.No. of Samples Submitted.Number Genuine.Number Adulterated.
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    Milk. —432 samples of milk were submitted for analysis and of this number nine or 2.08 per cent, were certified as adulterated or below the standard fixed by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. The average composition of these milk samples is set out below:—
    Period.Average Composition of all Samples submitted, Genuine and Adu terated.Average Composition of Genuine Samples.Board of Agriculture Standard.
    Percent-age of Milk Fat.Percentage of Solids not Fat.Percentage of Milk Fat.Percentage of Solids not Fat.Percentage of Milk Fat.Percentage of Solids not Fat.
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    The percentage of preservative found in each sample of Preserved Cream was as follows:—
    Sample Marked No.Amount of Preservative.Remarks.
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    Adulterated Samples. Administrative action taken in regard to the nine samples certified as adulterated or below the legal standard :—
    Sample marked No.Article.Result of Analysis.Action Taken.
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    Table 22. Cases of Infectious Disease notified dining 1925.
    Diseases.Total Cases notified.Cases admitted to Hospital.Total Deaths.
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    Disease. Number of Cases Notified. Table 23. Infectious Diseases Notified, 1925 — Age Groups.
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    Table 24. Deaths from Infectious Diseases, 1923.
    Diseases.Age Groups.
    Under 1 year1 and under 2 years2 and under 3 years3 and under 4 years4 and under 5 years5 and under 10 years10 and under 15 years15 and under 20 >ears20 and under 35 years35 and under 45 years45 and under 65 years65 and over.At all ages.
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    Scarlet Fever. —The number of cases of Scarlet Fever notified was 383, compared with 368 in the previous year. A comparison with previous years can be made from the following Table ; which shews the number of notifications received in the past ten years:— Table 25.— Scarlet Fever.
    Cases.DeathsMortality per 100 cases.
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    Diphtheria. —The cases notified numbered 256, compared with 190 in the previous year. Statistics for the past ten; years are shewn in the following Table:— Table 26 .—Diphtheria.
    Diphtheria Cases.Deaths.Mortalitv per 100 cases.
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    Table 27.— Ophthalmia Neonatorum.
    Notified.Treated.Vision Unimpaired.Vision Impaired.Total Blindness.Deaths.
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    During the year, 2,164 specimens were sent to the Laboratory for examination, the details being as follows:—
    Nature of Specimen.Number sentResult of Examination.
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    The work carried out during the year is set out in tabular form below:—
    DiseaseRooms Disinfected.Articles Removed and Disinfected.
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    Table 28.
    Age Periods.Pulmonary Tuberculosis.Non-Pulmonary.Total all Forms.
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    Table 29. Cases of Tuberculosis on the Register, 1925.
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    TABLE A. Work of Tuberculosis Health Visitors.
    Visits.ex-Service Men.CiviliansTotal.
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    TABLE B.
    Year1916 (6 months)191719181919192019211922192319241925
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    Table C. Attendances of Patients at the Dispensary.
    1925.First Attendances.Subsequent Attendances.Totals.
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    Table D. Summary of First Attendances at the Dispensary, 1925.
    Applied on own initiative.Sent by Doctor.Sent by Min. of Pensions.Transferred from Hosp., Disp., etc.Sent by L.C.C.Sent by Care Committee.Contacts.Total.
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    Table E. Residence of Patients in Wards.
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    Table F. 8tages in Pulmonary Tuberculosis
    Male.Female.Children under 16.Total.
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    Table G. Cases of Non-Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
    Male.Female.Children under 16.Total.
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    During the year 317 confinements took place in the Home of which 179 were primiparae and 138 multipara, and the nature of these cases is shewn in the following Table:—
    Total.Proportion to Total.Percentage.
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    Maturity.Cause of Death.Remarks.
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    Live Births.
    Maturity.Period of Survival.Cause of Death.
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    The following Table shews the number and classification of cases admitted to the Maternity Home during the period June 1st, 1918, to December 31st, 1925:—
    Total.Proportion to Total.Percentage.
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    An analysis of the cases is set out in the following Table:—
    Classification of Cases.No.Totals.
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    Analysis of Cases— continued.
    Classification of Cases.No.Totals.
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    An analysis of the ailments treated, is set out in the following Tables:— Maternity Clinic.
    Classification of Cases.No.Totals.
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    Maternity Clinic— continued.
    Classification of Cases.No.Totals.
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    Child Welfare Clinic.
    Classification of Cases.No.Totals,
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    Child Welfare Clinic — continued.
    Classification of Cases.No.Totals.
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    Child Welfare Clinic — continued.
    Classification of Cases.No.Totals.
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    Voluntary Infant Welfare Centres.
    Title.Where Held.No. of sessions weekly.No. of children attending in 1925.Total attendances, 1925.Highest attendance at one session.
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    The following comparative figures for 1919 and 1925 are interesting as shewing the increase in the work at the Centres:—
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    The figures for previous years are as follows:—
    YearDeaths from Puerperal Sepsis.Other Causes.Total.