London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Stoke Newington 1935

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stoke Newington, The Metropolitan Borough]

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Fever.—The isolation hospitals of the London County Council
receive cases of Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria and Membranous Croup,
Enteric, Typhus and Continued Fevers, Relapsing Fever, Anterior
Poliomyelitis, Encephalitis Lethargica, Cerebro-Spinal Fever,
Puerperal Fever, Puerperal Pyrexia, Malaria, Dysentery, Ophthalmia
Neonatorum, and cases of Measles and Whooping Cough.
Smallpox.—The Special Isolation Hospitals of the London
County Council.
Tuberculosis.—The London County Council accept cases for
admission to their hospitals and sanatoria on the recommondation
of the Tuberculosis Officer.

Maternity.—The number of births in hospitals to Stoke Newington residents given below, shows the popularity of these institutions :—

Salvation Army Mothers' Hospital68
City of London Maternity Hospital75
Mildmay Maternity Nursing Home44
Royal Free Hospital42
Home Hospital for Women10
Hackney Hospital (L.C.C.)100
Jewish Maternity Hospital28
18 Other Hospitals64
10 Nursing Homes25

There are two Institutions situated within the borough :—
(i) Stoke Newington Home Hospital for Women.—This
Institution was established in 1825, " for the benefit of respectable
women who have broken down in health, to whom the rest and
medical treatment combined with good food and nursing prove
to be a great boon."