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City of Westminster 1937

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1911. The percentage of cases, both mild and purulent (notifiable) in
relation to births from the year 1928 is as follows:—

Table LVIII.—Ophthalmia Neonatorum and Inflammation of the Eyes.

Cases.Rate per 100 births for both classes of cases.
192871.2
1929111.9
1930162.2
1931201.6
1932272.3
1933121.1
1934110.94
193580.76
1936161.5
1937151.4
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The incidence of venereal disease among the population is an unknown
quantity, but may rightly be gauged by attendances at V.D. Clinics
(vide London County Council reports) and by the death returns of the
registrars. The following table of death rates of infants per 1,000 births
certified as due to syphilis shows an aspect of the incidence of this
hereditary infection. One infant died from syphilis in 1937.

Table LIX.—Deaths from Syphilis.

1916-204.9519311.6
1921-251.719321.7
19260.6219333.6
19272.819341.71
19280.721935
19290.731936
19302.119370.9
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