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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 costs for the financial year, 1935, are as follows:—

Fee to British Dental Hospital20000
Anaesthetist's Fee1960
Cost of Dentures4290
Receipts for Treatment and Dentures7903
Total amount paid by Borough Council£182149

Instruction Classes for mothers conducted by the Health
Visitors, held weekly, are popular and a most useful means of
educating mothers in the principles of mother craft.
Supply of Milk for Necessitous Cases.— During the financial
year the Milk Applications Committee authorised the distribution
of wet and dry milk to necessitous cases at a cost to the Council of
£'1,019 19;. 0d. A necessitous case is assessed by the Committee as
one in which the total weekly receipts of the family from all sources
amount to less than 10 shillings per head. In the case of a husband
and wife with one child the amount paid in rent is deducted from
the total weekly income in calculating the weekly receipt per head.
The distribution of milk is arranged in accordance with the
requirements of the Ministry of Health in this matter, and milk
under the Scheme may be issued free or under cost price to:—
1. Nursing mothers.
2. Expectant mothers in the last three months of pregnancy.
3. Children up to 3 years of age, and, in exceptional cases,
to children between the ages of 3 and 5.
The quantity of milk supplied at less than cost price must not
ordinarily exceed one pint per day per person, but, in the case of
infants between 3 months and 18 months, in exceptional cases,
one and half pints a day may be issued.