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Poplar 1911

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

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Ill or dead rats should on no account be handled ; a pair of
tongs is the best implement to use.* (Information should be
immediately given to the Medical Officer of Health, who will advise
as to further precautions.)
The officers of the Public Health Department are only too
anxious to co-operate with you in taking precautions against the
spread of plague.
I am, dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,
Medical Officer of Health.
Fortunately no rats dead from plague were found in the Borough of
A.nthkax ; London Notification of Glanders Ordkr, 1907:
No case of this disease was notified during the year.
London Notification of Glanders Ouder, 1907.
During the year three notices were received from the Veterinary
Inspector of the London County Council in accordance with the London
* Dead rats should be immediately thrown into undiluted disinfecting fluid, which
can be obtained in any quantity (by sending your own receptacles—well stoppered
stoneware jars or dark glass bottles) from the Council's Depots, as under :—
Bickmore Street, Poplar, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon. West
Fi rry Road (near Millwall Dock entrance), 2 p.m. to 5p.m. (Saturdays excepted).
97, Stebondale Street, 8 to 12 noon. Old Ford Road, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(Saturdays excepted). 20, Ford Road (Clarke's Stmie Yard), 2 v.m. to 5 p.m.
(Saturdays excepted).'. 37, Trego Road, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Violet Road,
Bromley (adjoining Electricity Station), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.—
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
† Woolsorters' disease, or splenic fever, or malignant pustule.

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