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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 FIVE WEEKS ENDING SATURDAY. THE 29th DAY OF JUNE, 1861, AT THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS IN ISLINGTON.

Workhouse.Intannt Poor House.Out-patient Paupers.Islington Dispensary.Holloway Dispensary.Pentonville Convict Prison.London Fever Hospital.Total.
Small Fox....22....15
Chicken Pox....813....12
Measles1151492..142
Scarlatina....11..2..619
Hooping Cough....43516....64
Croup....2........2
Diarrhoea1..70143682131
Dysentery....212....5
Cholera................
Ague........3....3
Continued Fever....918..11*29
Puerperal Fever............11
Rheumatic Fever3..324..214
Erysipelas2..826....18
Diphtheria....1..1....2
Sorethroat or Tonsillitis....21712....40
PyƦmia................
Bronchitis and Catarrh3..1484242..2279
Pneumonia....212..28
Pleurisy....521..210
Delirium Tremens................
Insanity3..4......18
Carbuncle....1........1
All other diseases49461671851415282061
Total6220970807654202392754
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TABLE III.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED, From May 26th, 1861, to June 29th, 1861.

West Sub-District.East Sub-District,Whole Parish.
Number of houses inspected..1414
DrainsConstructed..22
Improved or repaired..2828
Traps fixed..2424
CesspoolsAbolished..22
Cleansed or disinfected......
Privies and Water ClosetsPan, trap, and water supply furnished......
Pan and trap only furnished..11
Water supply furnished..33
Dust-BinsConstructed..55
Repaired and covers adapted..44
Surface Drains and Pavements of YardsConstructed......
Relaid..1515
General Water SupplyNew receptacle provided..1010
Receptacle repaired and cleansed..77
Water supply provided..77
Other ImprovementsHouses generally repaired..2323
,, cleansed or limewashed..2323
,, ventilated......
Overcrowding abated......
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued......
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*7 of these "Typhus" and 4 "Typhoid."


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