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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 28th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 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....1........1
Chicken Pox....5..1....6
Measles....20..22....42
Scarlatina..425115..1863
Hooping Cough....2626....34
Croup................
Diarrhoea2..1863086....345
Dysentery....321....6
Cholera........2....2
Ague....1..1..13
Continued Fever1..10613..30*60
Puerperal Fever................
Rheumatic Fever3..521....11
Erysipelas....81....110
Diphtheria......11....2
Sorethroat or Tonsillitis..145912..168
Pyaemia. ...............
Bronchitis and Catarrh2..1614936431292
Pneumonia....5..2..310
Pleurisy....4........4
Delirium Tremens................
Insanity4..51......10
Carbuncle....1........1
All other diseases4516546244564851833
Total5761165738645132602803
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* "Typhus" 4; "Typhoid" 26.

TABLE III.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED, From August 24th, 1861, to September 28th, 1861.

West Sub-District. †East Sub-District.Whole Parish.
Number of houses inspected212647
DrainsConstructed..77
Improved or repaired23638
Traps fixed13334
CesspoolsAbolished..66
Cleansed or disinfected..44
Privies and Water ClosetsPan, trap, and water supply furnished..66
Pan and trap only furnished......
Water supply furnished279
Dust-BinsConstructed235
Repaired and covers adapted21012
Surface Drains and Pavements of YardsConstructed..33
Relaid11415
General Water SupplyNew receptacle provided......
Receptacle repaired and cleansed3912
Water supply provided..11
Other ImprovementsHouses generally repaired..22
,, cleansed or limewashed12223
,, ventilated......
Overcrowding abated2..2
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued..11
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† Mr. SANDERS, Temporary Inspector.


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