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Paddington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington, Metropolitan Borough of]

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MEDICINAL BATHS AND DISINFECTING STATION.-The
figures below give a summary of the work done at the Medicinal
Baths and by the Disinfecting and Disinfesting Operatives.

Disinfestation:—

Rooms treated for vermin714(906)
Articles disinfested1,737(1,107)
Disinfection:-
Rooms disinfected after infectious disease63(96)
Library books disinfected365(334)
Articles of clothing, etc., disinfected514(544)
Scabies:-
Number of adults treated51(37)
Number of children treated6(19)
Number of treatments given103(108)
Vermin:-
Number of adults treated (heads)14(10)
(bodies)21(24)
Number of children treated (heads)2(-)
(bodies)1(—)
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The staff of the medicinal baths and disinfecting service also
deal with the laundry and home bathing which is reported under
" Care of the Aged."
FOOD SUPERVISION
Unsoundfood.-Approximately 7 (9) tons of diseased or unsound
food was seized or surrendered for destruction. Diseased meat is
incinerated, and other condemned food disposed of through the
normal refuse channels.
Registrations.-The following registrations were in force at the
end of the year under the Milk and Dairies Regulations or the Food
and Drugs Act.
Distributors of milk 136 (142)
Dairies 1 (1)
Ice-cream premises 224 (216)
Food premises 61 (63)
Licences.—Licences under the Milk (Special Designation)
Regulations to sell designated milk in force at the end of the year
are given below:-
Dealers' Principal Licences
Pasteurised 121(118)
Sterilised 130(119)
Tuberculin tested 100 (94)
Dealers' Supplementary Licences
Pasteurised 24 (24)
Sterilised 27 (27)
Tuberculin tested 23 (23)


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