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Islington 1885

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

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THE " SALE OF FOOD AND DRUGS ACTS" FOR YEAR 1885.
During the twelve months ending December, 1885, I examined 112
samples of food, all of which were submitted by your Inspectors, no
samples having been submitted to me by the Public.
This makes in all 1,463 samples of food examined for Islington
since my appointment.

The 112 samples submitted by your Inspectors consisted of:—

4 Milk4 Chicory
4 Port Wine4 Black Tea
5 Gin4 Green Tea
4 Brandy4 Moist Susfar
4 Rum4 Mustard
3 Whisky2 AVhite Pepper
4 Fourpenny Ale4 Cayenne Pepper
4 Porter4 Lard
4 Bread4 Flour
8 Butter4 Oatmeal
4 Cheese4 Pickles
4 Arrowroot4 Mixed Sweets
4 Cocoa4 Lime Juice
4 Coffee2 Black Pepper
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Of the 112 samples submitted for examination I found none
adulterated or containing injurious admixture.
I have further, in an Appendix attached hereto, published in
extenso, for the information of the Vestry, my four Quarterly Reports
as Analyst, together with their accompanying Schedules, and for
further details I refer the reader to these reports.
THE MORTUARY AND CORONER'S COURT, 1885.
From the 1st January to the 31st December, 1885, 584 bodies
were received at the Mortuary, the daily average being 16.
342 inquests have been held during the same period, the sum of


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