London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Lewisham 1856

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

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locality.nature op nuisance.when rei-ortd.means adopted to remedy.
Water supply necessary for efficient drainageJuly
Willow Walk, Rushey GreenRequires water supplyAugustNot done
West Kent ParkNo traps or gratings to gully holes; very offensive and dangerousAugust and NovemberNothing done
SydenhamPoisoning from arsenite of copper in sweetmeat ornamentsSeptemberRemedied
Pigs are kept in an offensive manner in various parts of the DistrictJunePartially improved