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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 24th DAY OF AUGUST, 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................
Chicken Pox....413....8
Measles....8227..138
Scarlatina....1822....34
Hooping Cough....13719....39
Croup....1........1
Diarrhœa1..24351116....429
Dysentery....111....3
Cholera....2..1....3
Ague......1....12
Continued Fever....16416..17*53
Puerperal Fever................
Rheumatic Fever....3..2....5
Erysipelas....9..2....11
Diphtheria....2........2
Sorethroat or Tonsillitis....26512....43
Pyaemia................
Bronchitis and Catarrh3..682322281145
Pneumonia....1..2..25
Pleurisy................
Delirium Tremens......1......1
Insanity3............3
Carbuncle....1........1
All other diseases5074966143658051617
Total5711902722590125362443
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* "Typhoid" 10; "Typhus" 7.

TABLE III.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED, From June 27th, 1861, to August 24th, 1861.

West Sub-District. †East Sub-DistrictWhole Parish.
Number of houses inspected113100213
DrainsConstructed
Improved or repaired231336
Traps fixed..1111
CesspoolsAbolished1..1
Cleansed or disinfected......
Privies and Water ClosetsPan, trap, and water supply furnished......
Pan and trap only furnished..... .
Water supply furnished21012
Dust-BinsConstructed325
Repaired and covers adapted161127
Surface Drains and Pavements of YardsConstructed..33
Relaid31316
General Water SupplyNew receptacle provided112
Receptacle repaired and cleansed. .2121
Water supply provided1..1
Other ImprovementsHouses generally repaired..1010
„ cleansed or limewashed52934
,, ventilated......
Overcrowding abated4..4
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued......
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4 Mr. SANDERS, Temporary Inspector.


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