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Stoke Newington 1935

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

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The known tuberculous population decreased from 317 to 304 during the year.

No. of cases on Register at beginning of 1935147993536
No. of cases on Register at end of 19351331003734

Out of the total number of 39 deaths from Tuberculosis, 7
(or 17.9%) were of cases which were unnotified previous to death,
as compared with 19.0% of unnotified cases the previous year.
If from the death returns it is noted that there has been failure
to notify, an enquiry is sent to the practitioner as to the reason for
In the majority of cases the practitioner was under the
impression that the case had been previously notified.
During the year there was no evidence of any wilful neglect
of the regulations on the part of the certifying practitioners.
The following report on the work of the Dispensary, so far as
it concerns Stoke Newington patients, has been furnished by
Dr. F. W. Hamilton, the Clinical Tuberculosis Officer: