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Lewisham 1929

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


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    SECTION I.—STATISTICS AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS. A summary of the Statistics for the year 1929 is set out herewith in the form specified by the Ministry of Health: —
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    The following table shows the Maternal Deaths classified according to the certified causes of death:—
    Diseases and Accidents of Pregnancy.Complications of Labour and the Puerperium.Other Causes.
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    Causes of Death at Different Periods of Life during the Year 1929.
    Causes of DeathSex.All Ages.Under 1 year1 and under 2 years2 and under 5 years.5 and under 15 years.15 and under 25 years25 and under 45 years.45 and under 65 years.65 and under 75 years.75 and upwards.
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    Causes of Death at Different Periods of Life during the Year 1929— continued.
    Causes of Death.Sex.All AgesUnder 1 year.1 and under 2 years.2 and under 5 years.nd under 15 years15 and under 25 years.25 and under 45 years.45 and under 65 years.65 and under 75 years.75 and upwards.
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    Table showing the Birth Rates, Death Rates and Infant Mortality Rates in the 29 Metropolitan Cities and Boroughs in 1929.
    Births per 1000 population.Deaths per 1000 population.Infantile Deaths, per 1000 births.
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    Clinics and Treatment Centres. A list of the Clinics and Treatment Centres is set out below in tabular form:—
    Situation.Nature of Accommodation.By Whom Provided.No. of sessions weekly.
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    Mr. A. G. Thomas was appointed Sanitary Inspector in succession to Mr. H. King, who died in November, 1928, and Mr. S. Bradley was appointed Sanitary Inspector to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. W. S. Parsons.
    Year AppointedName.Qualifications.Appointment.
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    Public Health Officers of the Council—continued.
    Year AppointedName.Qualifications.Appointment.
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    Material from cases of suspected Diphtheria:—
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    Details of the Sanitary Inspectors' work are contained in the following statement:—
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    Offensive accumulations.
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    Legal Proceedings. Details of proceedings instituted under the Public Health and kindred statutes are summarised in the following Table:—
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    Factories and Workshops on the Register.
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    Inspection of Factories, Workshops and Workplaces.
    Premises. (1)Number of
    Inspections. (2)Written Notices. (3)Prosecutions (4)
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    Delects found in Factories, Workshops and Workplaces.
    Particulars. (1)Number of Defects.No. of Prosecutions. (5)
    Found. (2)Remedied. (3)Referred to H.M. Inspector. (4)
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    SECTION 1Y,—HOUSING. Summary of Housing Statistics, 1929. Number of new houses erected during the year :—
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    House-to-House Inspection. 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 :—
    Name of ko id-No. of houses inspected.No. in which defects were found.
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    New Houses. The following newly-erected dwelling-houses were passed for occupation during the year:—
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    Milk (Special Designations) Order, 1923.—Licences for the production or storage of milk under the special designations provided by the above Order were issued for the year 1929 as follows:—
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    The following Table gives details of the samples analysed:—
    Arttcle.Number of Samples Examined.Number Adulterated, etc.
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    Article.Number o: Samples Examined.Number Adulterated, etc.
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    The average composition of the samples is set out in the following Table :—
    Period.Average Composition of Genuine Samples.Board of Agriculture Standard.
    Percentage of Milk Fat.Percentage of Solids not Fat.Percentage oi Water.Percentage of Milk Fat.Percentage of Solids not Fat.
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    Adulterated, Samples. The following Table shows the administrative action taken by the Council in regard to each sample not reported as genuine by the Public Analyst: —
    Serial No.Article.Formal or informal.Nature of Adulteration.Action Taken.
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    Serial No.Article.Formal or Informal.Nature of Adulteration.Action Taken.
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    Serial No.Article.Formal or Informal.Nature of Adulteration. Action Taken.
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    A comparison with previous years can be made from the following Table, which shows the number of cases notified in each of the past ten years :— Scarlet Fever.
    Cases.Deaths.Mortality per 100 cases.
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    Diphtheria Cases.Deaths.Mortality per ioo cases
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    History of Enteric Fever in the Infected District. The incidence of Enteric Fever in Sydenham and the rest of the Borough, and the deaths resulting therefrom, during the five years preceding 1929, is shown in the following Table I:—
    Year.Sydenham-Remainder ofBorough.
    Notified cases of Enteric Fever.Deaths from Enteric Fever.Notified cases of Enteric Fever.Deaths from Enteric Fever.
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    Table II. Showing the notifications received in each of the months for 1929, from January to August, and in each week from September to December, 1929.
    Period.Sydenham.Remainder of Borough.
    Notified Cases of Enteric Fever.Notified cases of Enteric Fever.
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    Table III. Showing the number of attacks, week by week, in Sydenham, together with the weekly number of houses and roads newly invaded.
    Week ending.Cases.Houses newly invaded.Roads newly invaded.
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    Table IV. Showing age and sex incidence of the disease; and also the age and sex of the 15 fatal cases, together with the proportion of deaths to attacks in each age period.
    Age Periods.Cases.DeathsNumber of deaths per cent, of attacks of Enteric Fever.
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    The result of the cases is set out in tabular form below:—
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    Notified Cases of Infectious Diseases, 1929. The cases of infectious disease notified during the year (with the exception of Tuberculosis, which is shown separately), are summarised in the following Table—
    Disease.Number of Cases Notified.
    At Ages—YearsTotal at all AgesNumber removed to Hospital,
    Under 1 year1and 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 years20 and under 35 years35 and under 45 years4 5 and under 65 years65 and over
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    Tuberculosis — New Cases and Mortality during 1929.
    Age Periods. Years.New Cases.Deaths.
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    TABLE A. Conditions on 31st December, 1929, of all cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis who have attended the Dispensary since its foundation.
    Year1916 (6 months]1917191819191920192119221923192419251926192719281929Totals
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    TABLE B. Health Visitors' Annual Report, 1929.
    Visits.ex-Service Men.Civilians.Total.
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    Table C. Attendances of Patients at the Dispensary.
    1929.First Attendances.Subsequent Attendances.Totals.
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    Table D. Summary of First Attendances at the Dispensary, 1929.
    Applled 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.Totals.
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    Table E. Stages in Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
    Male.Female.Children under 15.Total.
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    Table F. Cases of Non-Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
    Male.Female.Children under 15.Total.
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    During 1929, 304 confinements took place in the Home, of which 178 were primiparae, and the nature of these cases is shown in the following Table: —
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    Details of these cases are set out in the following Table: —
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    Maturity.Cause of DeathRemarks.
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    Live Births.
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    The work of these officers is summarised in the following Table