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]
consumption and its prevention.
Most children soon get used to the taste of boiled milk, but when
they do not, the milk may be rendered harmless by placing it in a
small tin saucepan, inside a larger one containing cold water, putting
both on the fire together and boiling the water.
It is necessary that washing and disinfection should be effectively
carried out after every death from consumption.
The services of the Health Department are at the disposal of
the ratepayers for this purpose. Immediate notice of such an event
ought to be sent to the Medical Officer of Health, 5, Tavistock
Street, Covent Garden, W.C.
During the currency of cases of tuberculous disease in which
there is a discharge from the lungs or elsewhere, the Medical Officer
will give any assistance in the way of disinfection which may seem
expedient in the public interest.
Disinfection is carried out by the Board free of cost.
By Order of the Board,
FRANCIS J. ALLAN, M.D.,
Medical Officer of Health.
5, Tavistock Street,
Covent Garden, W.C.