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Wandsworth 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Wandsworth District, The Board of Works (Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting & Wandsworth)]

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fection. This will be needed only in cases of families
occupying one room, or two, where both require to be
disinfected, and at present no such occasion has occurred,
though in former years the need of such a place has been
felt from time to time.

There have been 31 inquests held, at which the following were the verdicts:—

1. From Natural Causes10
2. Accidental—Falls6
Found dead in bed4
Scalds2
Drowning2
Burns1
Suffocation1
Run over by train1
—17
3. Suicide—Poisoning by Chloroform and Belladonna1
Poisoning by cyanide of Potassium1—2
4. Open Verdicts.—Found drowned1
Suffocation1—2
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Uncertified
Deaths.
Eleven deaths were registered without
medical certificates.
Sanitary
Proceedings
of the year,
1890.
During the year 4,564 houses and premises
have been inspected. The total number of
nuisances dealt with amounted to 4,702, of
these 4,287 were abated on the service of notices and
415 without formal service.
There were 1,359 first notices and 122 second notices
served to remedy sanitary defects and abate nuisances,
and in 4 cases it was found necessary to obtain orders of
the Board,


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