articles of food and drink as are pure and untainted. The latter point
I mention specially now, because I have within the month seen
hazardous meat at 2d. per lb. exposed for sale on a Sunday morning,
and stale shell fish on Saturday nights, in certain shops in Islington.
The public should know that the authorities are able and quite willing
to protect them against such sources of disease by confiscating all such
unwholesome food as may come under their notice, and by fining the
The following Table represents the progress of bowel complaints, with the mean weekly temperature during June of this and previous years:—
|June.||Mean Temperature. (Greenwich.)||Parish cases of Diarrhoea, &c.||Deaths from Diarrhoea and Cholera.|
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EDWARD BALLARD, M.D.,
Medical Officer of Health.
July 5th, 1861.