Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Strand District, London]
on thf sanitary condition of
The proportion of notifications to population is shown in
Table IX. The average number of notifications for the preceding
six years was, for London 11.29, and for the Strand 7.91 per 1,000
of population. There was thus a decrease both in London and in
the Strand District in the year 1898.
During 1898, no difficulty was experienced in obtaining
admission of patients to hospital from the Strand District.
80 per cent, of the Scarlet Fever; 93 per cent, of the
Diphtheria; and 55 percent, of the Enteric Fever cases were
Infectious Diseases notified, 1890—1898. In London.
|Year.||Small Pox.||Scarlet Fever.||Diphtheria and Croup.||Enteric Fever.||Typhus Fever.||Other Continued Fevers.||Puerperal Fever.||Erysipelas||Cholera.||Relapsing Fever.||Totals.|
|In the Strand District.|
Scarlet Fever.—There were 45 cases in 1898, as compared
with 122 in 1897 and 130 in 1896. There were 2 deaths.
The London case.rate per 1,000 persons living was 3.74 in
1898 (5.33 being the average of the seven years, 1891.97) ; the