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City of Westminster 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Westminster, City of]

Briscoe-Smith, J. H.

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35 tables in this report

  • Page 15
    Infant Mortality Analysis of Infant Deaths, 1961
    Cause of Death1st week2nd week3rd week4th weekTotal under 4 weeks1-3 months4-6 months7-9 months10-12 monthsTotal under 1 year
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    Births, Infant Deaths and Mortality Rates
    All Infants.Legitimate.Illegitimate.
    Year.Total Births.Deaths.Mortality Rate.Births.Deaths.Mortality Rate.Births.Deaths.Mortality Rate.
  • Page 17
    Deaths, 1961 Causes of Death in the City at Different Periods of Life
    Causes of DeathSexAll Ages0-1-5-15-25-45-65-75+
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    Deaths, 1961—continued Causes of Death in the City at Different Periods of Life—continued
    Causes of DeathSexAll Ages0-1-5-15-25-45-65-754
  • Page 21
    Notifications of Infectious Disease
    DiseaseNotificationsRemoved to HospitalDiagnosis not ConfirmedDiagnosis Established
  • Page 24
    Specimens Submitted to the Public Health Laboratory
    Nature of SpecimenNumber ExaminedPositive Findings
  • Page 24
    Age PeriodsNew CasesDeaths
  • Page 37
    Dwelling Houses
    Analysis of Inspections:—
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    Notices Served
  • Page 46
    Inspection of Factories, Workplaces, Shops, Offices and Other Premises (other than food premises)
    Total Number of Visits
  • Page 46
    6,194 re-inspections were made following the above inspections.
    Types of premises inspected:—
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    Notices Served
    Factories PowerFactories Non-powerWorkplaces, Offices, Shops, etc.Total
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    Nuisances, Defective and Unsatisfactory Conditions Found:—
    Factories PowerFactories Non-powerWorkplaces, Offices, Shops etc.
  • Page 48
    Food and Drugs Act, 1955 Inspections of all types of Food Premises
    Analysis of Inspections:—
  • Page 49
    Catering Establishments At the end of the year, particulars of 3,158 catering establishments were in the register.
    Summary of inspections:—
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    Notices Served
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    Nuisances, defective and unsatisfactory conditions found:—
  • Page 50
    Types of businesses and summary of inspections:—
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    Notices served
  • Page 51
    Visits for the Purpose of Obtaining Samples and Inspecting Foodstuffs
    SamplingInspection of food
  • Page 56
    Ice Cream (Heat Treatment, etc.) Regulations 1959 During the year, 126 samples of ice cream were submitted for examination by the methylene blue test, and were classified in the following provisional grades as recommended by the Ministry of Health:—
    GradeNo. of Samples
  • Page 57
    Food and Drugs Act, 1955—Section 8 The following table shews the amount of food surrendered as unfit for human consumption during the year:—
    Amount surrendered
  • Page 61
    Public Health (London) Act, 1936 London County Council (Drainage) Byelaws, 1934
  • Page 61
    Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949 Rats and Mice Repression
  • Page 61
    Noise Nuisance
  • Page 66
    The following table gives the degree of sulphation expressed in empirical units, viz., milligrams of sulphur trioxide per day per 100 square centimetres of standard lead peroxide exposed in the standard apparatus.
    Month.S03 in milligrams per 100 sq. cms. per day.
    Mayfair.Pimlico.Charing Cross.
  • Page 67
    The results obtained from the two sites are as follows:—
    MonthS02 parts per million Daily Average
    Monck StreetChurchill Gardens
  • Page 68
    Smoke Abatement—Results of Observations and Action Taken
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    Smoke Control Areas The following information should be read in conjunction with the map on the opposite page.
    Green on map:AreaAcres (approx.)Map reference
  • Page 71
    Analysis of Legal Proceedings
  • Page 73
    The following is a summary of the work carried out for Westminster during the year:— Disinfection and Disinfestation
    RoomsArticlesArticles WashedBooks
  • Page 74
    Coroner's Court and MortuaryDuring 1961, 286 bodies were received in the Mortuary on Coroner's Warrants, etc. Two bodies were admitted to await burial.
    Number of Cases
  • Page 75
    Part I of the Act 1. Inspections for purposes of provisions as to health (including inspections made by Public Health Inspectors).
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten noticesOccupiers prosecuted
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    2. Cases in which Defects were found (If defects are discovered at the premises on two, three or more separate occasions they should be reckoned as two, three or more " cases ")
    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
  • Page 77
    (Sections 110 and 111)
    Nature of workSection 110Section 111
    No. of outworkers in August list required by Section 110(1) (c)No. of cases of default in sending lists to the CouncilNo. of prosecutions for failure to supply listsNo. of instances of work in unwholesome premisesNotices servedProsecutions