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Islington 1861

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington, Parish of St Mary]

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TABLE II.

NEW CASES OF DISEASE COMING UNDER TREATMENT DURING THE FOUR WEEKS ENDING SATURDAY, THE 27th DAY OF APRIL, 1861, AT THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS IN ISLINGTON.

Workhouse.Infant Poor House.Out-patient Paupers.Islington Dispensary.Holloway Dispensary.Pentonville Convict Prison.London Fever Hospital.Total.
Small pox....2........2
Chicken pox..12..2..16
Measles....512..19
Scarlatina....5..3..614
Hooping Cough....31810....49
Croup....1........1
Diarrhœa1..224176..50
Dysentery1..3........4
Cholera................
Ague....1..2....3
Continued Fever....426..12*21
Puerperal Fever................
Rheumatic Fever1..412....8
Erysipelas....812....11
Diphtheria......2......2
Sorethroat or Tonsillitis....2148....33
Pyæmia................
Bronchitis and Catarrh16..1284148403276
Pneumonia....1..4..510
Pleurisy....6......17
Delirium Tremens....1........1
Insanity3..3........6
Carbuncle................
All other diseases339511501441114141623
Total5510759565547160432139
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* 10 of these "Typhus" and two "Typhoid."

TABLE III.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED, From March 26th, 1861, to April 27th, 1861.

West SubDistrict.East SubDistrict,Whole Parish.
Number of houses inspected128115243
DrainsConstructed12618
Improved or repaired19928
Traps fixed371754
CesspoolsAbolished15621
Cleansed or disinfected......
Privies and Water ClosetsPan, trap, and water supply furnished15419
Pan and trap only furnished..11
Water supply furnished6814
Dust-Binsconstructed13316
Repaired and covers adapted21425
Surface Drains and Pavements of YardsConstructed1431 7
Relaid15217
General Water SupplyNew receptacle provided5..5
Receptacle repaired and cleansed3..3
Water supply provided......
Other Improve- mentsHouses generallv repaired1..1
,, cleansed or limewashed257
,, ventilated......
Overcrowding abated..33
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued10..10
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