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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 28th DAY OF DECEMBER, 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....2..1....3
Chicken Pox....412....7
Measles....21313..138
Scarlatina....13716..2258
Hooping Cough....13..8....21
Croup....2..1....3
Diarrhœa2..31411....58
Dysentery....2..2....4
Cholera................
Ague................
Continued Fever3..16914..34*76
Puerperal Fever................
Rheumatic Fever3..45......12
Erysipelas1..1132....17
Diphtheria....1..1....2
Sorethroat or Tonsillitis....28523..157
Pyaemia................
Bronchitis and Catarrh2612485288552472
Pneumonia1..3..1..27
Pleurisy....3......14
Delirium Tremens................
Insanity................
Carbuncle....311....5
All other diseases468561623451158101857
Total829966713635223732701
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* "Typhoid," 22; "Typhus," 12.

TABLE III.

HOUSES INSPECTED AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS EFFECTED, From November 24th, 1861, to December 28th, 1861.

West Sub-District. †East Sub-District.Whole Parish.
Number of houses inspected8580165
DrainsConstructed8210
Improved or repaired22426
Traps fixed301848
CesspoolsAbolished..22
Cleansed or disinfected......
Privies and Water ClosetsPan, trap, and water supply furnished213
Pan and trap only furnished11
Water supply furnished257
Dust-BinsConstructed112
Repaired and covers adapted27330
Surface Drains and 1 Pavements of YardsConstructed......
Relaid51217
General Water SupplyNew receptacle provided......
Receptacle repaired and cleansed2..2
Water supply provided1..1
Other ImprovementsHouses generally repaired213
,, cleansed or limewashed268
,, ventilated......
Overcrowding abated6814
Illegal use of underground Rooms for sleeping discontinued..77
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† Mr SANDERS, Temporary Inspector.


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