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St Pancras 1900

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, London, Borough of]

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(6) A notice or certificate to be sent to a medical officer in pursuance of
this Section may be sent to such officer at his office or residence.
(7) This Section shall apply to every building, vessel, tent, van, shed, or
similar structure used for human habitation, in like manner as nearly as may
be as if it were a house; but nothing in this Section shall extend to any
house, building, vessel, tent, van, shed, or similar structure belonging to Her
Majesty the Queen, or to any inmate thereof, nor to any vessel belonging to
any foreign government.
(8) In this Section the expression "infectious disease to which this
Section applies" means any of the following diseases, namely, small-pox,
cholera, diphtheria, membranous croup, erysipelas, the disease known as
scarlatina or scarlet fever, and the fevers known by any of the following
names, typhus, typhoid, enteric, relapsing, continued, or puerperal, and
includes as respects any particular district any infectious diseases to which
this Section has been applied by the sanitary authority of the district in
manner provided by this Act.
Resolutions of Sanitary Authority.
I also beg to inform you that this Authority has passed the following
Resolutions in reference to the prevention of Plague:—
1.—That, as heretofore, at the address of any person notified by a Port
Medical Officer of Health as arriving from an infected or suspected
port, inquiries be made daily for at least ten days as to whether the
person remains in good health, and at the present address, and, if
intending to leave, to what place and address it is the intention to
go, and that any intended change of address be communicated to
the Medical Officer of Health, and in addition that it be made
known to travellers that giving a false name, or failing to notify
a true destination, or otherwise infringing the regulations is
punishable by a fine of one hundred pounds, and fifty pounds a day
during continuance.
2.—That at the address of any person similarly notified by an inland
Medical Officer of Health similar inquiries be made.
3.—That Medical Practitioners be informed that Plague is now a
compulsorily notifiable dangerous infectious disease, by Order of the
Local Government Board, dated 19th September, 1900.
4.—That Medical Practitioners in Saint Pancras be informed that the
Metropolitan Asylums Board has provided hospital accommodation
at the South-Eastern Hospital for persons duly certified to be
suffering from Plague.
5.—That Medical Practitioners in Saint Pancras be informed that persons
duly certified to be suffering from Plague will be conveyed free of
charge by the Ambulances of the Metropolitan Asylums Board to
the South-Eastern Hospital upon receipt of applications by telephone
or telegraph, as in the case of the other dangerous infectious diseases
admitted by the Board.

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