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Islington 1861

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

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11
REPORT
ON THE
SANITARY CONDITION OF SAINT MARY, ISLINGTON,
FOR MAY, 1861.
No. L.
There were 225 deaths registered during the four weeks of May,
which, although fewer than were registered in April, exceed the mean
of the five former years. This mean is 175 as number which must be
raised by about l-6th, viz. to 204, to allowed as per our increased population,
before it can be compared with the mortality of the past month.
The deaths thus have been 21 in excess with the corrected average.
Hooping-cough has been continuing??? prevalent among children,
the number of cases recorded in Table II. showing no decrease upon
those in my last Report, although the registered deaths have fallen from
36 to 28.
Three cases of small-pox have occurred in the pauper practice, and
1 in that of the Holloway Dispensary, and 2 deaths from this malady
have been registered.
There have been 4 deaths from diphtheria.


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