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Wandsworth 1913

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

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188 Report of the Medical Officer of Health.
In Wandsworth 147 deaths occurred, in Public Institutions,
14 of which were Borough residents. Of these 117 were in the
Middlesex County Asylum, 17 in the Royal Hospital for Incurables,
five in the Prison, and eight in the Workhouse.
Of the 117 deaths in the Middlesex County Asylum, 15 were
from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, 10 from Old Age, 22 from diseases
of the Respiratory Organs, six from Bright's disease, one from
Enteritis, three from Cancer, 46 from diseases of the Brain and Nervous
System (of which 23 were from General Paralysis of the Insane,
12 from Epilepsy, and one from softening of the Brain), five from
Heart disease, one from Accident, one from Suicide, one from Diabetes,
and six from other causes.
Of the 17 deaths in the Royal Hospital for Incurables, one
was from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, six from diseases of the Nervous
System, one from Diabetes, one from Bronchitis, four from Influenza,
and four from other causes.
Of the five deaths in the Prison, two were from diseases of the
Nervous System, one from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, one from
Cancer, and one from Suicide.
Of the eight deaths in the Workhouse, four of which belonged to
the Borough, three were from Developmental diseases, one from
Parturition, one from Accident, one from Heart Disease, one from
Apoplexy, and one from Old Age.
In other places 169 deaths occurred, 58 of which belonged
to the Borough, 22 of these being from Accident, 24 from Cancer,
nine from Suicide, eight from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, two from
other Tuberculous diseases, four from Influenza, 12 from Cerebral
Haemorrhage, nine from diseases of the Nervous System, four from
Appendicitis, two from Diarrhoea, 19 from diseases of the Heart,
23 from diseases of the Respiratory Organs, three from Old Age,
five from Nephritis, five from Premature Birth and Developmental
diseases, six from Intestinal Obstruction, and 12 from other causes.
55 of these deaths occurred in Private Nursing Homes, and six in the
River Thames.


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