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Islington 1885

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

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Table of 1,267 cases of Small-pox recorded monthly and 222 Deaths as occurring in Islington from the 1st January, 1884, to the 31st December, 1885.

Cases in Month.Deaths in Month.Cases in Month.Deaths in Month.
Brought forward60897
1884. January21885. January17028
„ February133„ February13327
„ March375„ March8117
„ April5911„ April5010
„ May6511„ May7011
„ June658„ June8617
,, July584„ July285
„ August478„ August204
„ September5512„ September94
„ October475„ October......
„ November6816„ November51
„ December9214„ December71
Carried forward60897TotalCases 1,267Deaths 222
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Removed to Hospital 971, including 53 to Highgate. Remained
at Home, 296. Total 1,267.
The total number of cases recorded was 1,267 with 222 deaths
(=17.5 per cent.).
Of 168 unvaccinated persons attacked, 72, or 42 9 per cent died.
Of 1,099 persons said to have been vaccinated, 150 died, or 137
per cent.
971 patients were removed to Hospital. Of these 159 died, or
16.4 per cent.
296 patients were treated at their own homes. Of these 63 died,
or 21.3 per cent.


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