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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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St. George's, Hanover Square, Schools.

Boys.Girls.Infants.Total.
South-street20821285505
Hanover Schools, South Molton-st.128111150389
St. Mark's „ North Audley st.125125140390
Grosvenor School75100175
Curzon Schools9182140213
Farm-street School35352595
Catholic School, Davies-mews,— Mixed School160
(Nearly half these children come from St. Marylebone.)
St. Peter's School230160305695
St. Michael's School279229282790
St. Michael's Free School250
St. Gabriel's Schools98164262
St. Paul's School130101157388
St. Barnabas' School109100195404
Eaton Chapel Schools6877145
Catholic Schools, Belgravia130
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In all of these schools it is a rule that no child shall
be admitted who has not been vaccinated; in some of
them, however, the rule falls, from time to time, into
abeyance.
In the process of inspecting the children we learn
some facts which are quite as important as a few unvaccinated
children. Some of the schools are extremely
unfavourable for ventilation, and are too full of children.
The infants are packed together too closely, so that the
breeding and propagation of infectious disorders is promoted.
The filthy state of the clothes and persons of
some children should be remonstrated against by the


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