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Islington 1861

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington, Parish of St Mary]

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REPORT
cf the
SANITARY CONDITION OF SAINT MARY, ISLINGTON
FOR DECEMBER, 1861.
No. LVII.
The mortality of the past month has been 61 below the corrected
average of the previous five years, the registered deaths being 291 and
the corrected mean 352. The only disease much in excess has been
scarlet fever. From this and the subsequent dropsy there have been
registered 25 deaths, five in each week, a trifling diminution upon the
weekly numbers registered in November. Of these 25, three occurred
in one family of eight, occupying two rooms at 16, Newhall Street.
In this street containing 223 inhabitants, 8 deaths have occurred during
the year.
EDWARD BALLARD, M.D.,
Medical Officer of Health.
Vestry Offices,
January 8th, 1862.


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