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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 23rd DAY OF NOVEMBER, 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..12........3
Measles....837....18
Scarlatina....28117..3581
Hooping Couch.....1313....17
Croup....1........1
Diarrhœa11436117..69
Dysentery....31......4
Cholera................
Ague1......1..13
Continued Fever....1058..33*56
Puerperal Fever....1........1
Rheumatic Fever....452....13
Erysipelas....1132....16
Diphtheria................
Sorethroat or Tonsillitis....22813....43
Pyæmia................
Bronchitis and Catarrh15..24841113794500
Pneumonia....4..4..19
Pleurisy....2..1....3
Delirium Tremens1....1......2
Insanity3..4........7
Carbuncle....21......3
All other diseases38143047936612781449
Total613837565538213822299
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* 8 "Typhus," 25 "Typhoid,"

TABLE III.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED, From October 27th, 1861, to November 23rd, 1861.

West Sub-District. †East Sub-District,Whole Parish.
Number of houses inspected74103177
DrainsConstructed123
Improved or repaired21113
Traps fixed81523
CesspoolsAbolished22
Cleansed or disinfected......
Privies and Water ClosetsPan, trap, and water supply furnished1..1
Pan and trap only furnished......
Water supply furnished112
Dust-BinsConstructed268
Repaired and covers adapted246
Surface Drains and Pavements of Yards"Constructed224
Relaid189
General Water SupplyNew receptacle provided....
Receptacle repaired and cleansed213
Water supply provided......
Other ImprovementsHouses generally repaired44
,, cleansed or limewashed21214
„ ventilated......
Overcrowding abated......
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued......
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