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Holborn 1919

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Holborn, Metropolitan Borough]

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Poor Law and Hospital Relief. The Clerk to the Guardians of the Holborn Union has kindly supplied me with the following information relating to persons from the Holborn Division of the Union who received Poor Law Relief during the year 1919.

Number of Persons
Indoor Relief1,452
Outdoor Relief195
do. Medical Relief250
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Of the total number of deaths 367 died in hospitals and public institutions
either within or without the Borough.
Sanitary Circumstances of the Borough.
The removal of house and trade refuse was transferred to the Public Health
Department in June 1905. The number of complaints received was gradually
reduced until in 1913, the year before the war, only seven genuine complaints
respecting the non-removal of house refuse were received from householders in the
whole Borough. It was impracticable to maintain this very high standard during
the war.
See also page 6.
Removal of Manure.
The removal of manure from the various mews in the Borough was satisfactorily
carried out during the year. No complaint was received.
Sanitary Inspection of the District, including Premises and Occupations which
can be controlled by By-laws or Regulations.
See pages 6, 7, 11, 12 and Tables VIII., IX., X., XI.
Common Lodging Houses Acts, 1851 and 1853.

The following is a list of the Common Lodging Houses registered in this Borough at the end of the year 1919:—

Of these 14 are in St. Giles and Bloomsbury for1,060 lodgers
„ 3 „ Holborn District for213 „
Total 17 in the Borough for1.273 „
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