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Hanover Square 1862

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hanover Square, The Vestry of the Parish of Saint George]

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The following Table gives the average light in sperm candles of all the gases.

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A Table and Summary were sent with each monthly report
on the gas to the Vestry, containing the number of examinations
with the dates, and the maximum and minimum
light, with the weekly and monthly illuminating power.
Annual Summary.
Short Summary of Births, Deaths, Vaccinations, and Sanitary
Statistics and Improvements, for One Year, from March 30th,
1861, to March 29th, 1862.
Births. The number in the whole parish was 2,498.
In the years ending April 1st, 1858, 1859, 1860 and 1861,
the numbers were 2,165, 2,288, 2,300, and 2,119, respectively.
In the Hanover and May-fair Sub-districts, there were;
births 735, against 660, 705, 710, and 656 in the preceding
four years successively; in the Belgrave, there
were 1,763 against 1,505, 1,583, 1,590, and 1,463, in the
preceding four years successively.
Deaths. The gross number of deaths has been 1,965
against 1,768, 1,838, 1,837, and 1,769, in the four preceding
years successively.
The gross death-rate. If we estimate the population!
at the end of 1861 at 88,500, was 22.2 per 1,000 living.
Excess of Births over Deaths. This year 533 for the

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