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

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Wandsworth 1972

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

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Morbid conditions found:
(i) positive malignant smears 10
(ii) dyskaryosis (abnormal cells present in smear) 1
(iii) cervical erosion 86
(iv) cervicitis 34
(v) cervical polyp 56
(vi) ovarian cyst 4
(vii) uterine fibroids 28
(viii) all degrees of prolapse 33
(ix) breast abnormalities 32
(x) vulvovaginitis:
(a) monilia 44
(b) trichomoniasis 96
(c) non-specific 85
(d) senile 33
(e) other 41
(xi) miscellaneous abnormalities 11
(xii) other conditions 146
Total morbid conditions 740
* Some patients had more than one condition.
The use of a Mobile Cervical Cytology Unit
Continuing publicity is essential if full advantage is to be
taken of the cervical screening facilities available to the general
public through the family doctor and the local health authority
well-woman clinic. Hence the intensive publicity drive undertaken
throughout the Borough in the spring. The knowledge that probably
well under half the women in the most vulnerable groups are
screened regularly also prompted the acceptance of the offer of
a leading voluntary organization in this field, the Women's
National Cancer Control Campaign, to lend a mobile unit to the
Borough free of charge for a period of four weeks in September.