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St Pancras 1904

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

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Number of families, and of persons in families, in contact with Infectious Disease, sheltered, cleansed and disinfected.

Date.Males.FemalesChildren under 10Dwelling PlaceDistrict.Disease.Length of stay (days).
1904 April 121__Huntley Streets.Small Pox ..1
121Chapel GroveE.1
June 1061High StreetW.>*1
221Prince of Wales RoadW.Measles1
July 29477Sidmouth StreetS.Small Pox12—ldy. 6—2dys.
October 242Ley bourne Roadw.Diphtheria1
251Lewis Streetw.Scarlet Fever1
Nov. 291Rochester TerraceE.Puerperal Fever ..1

The room adjoining the wash house under the Contact Shelter was fitted
with a couple of bath-rooms, and a small waiting place, at a cost not exceeding
£45. Accommodation was thus provided for the cleansing of the person and
clothing of men infested with vermin. It was then found that women and
children required similar accommodation, and the end room with bath room
and w.c. of the Contact Shelter over was fitted with two more bath-rooms and
small waiting room, cut off from the Contact Shelter by a wall, and approached
by an external iron staircase.

The number of persons infested with vermin who have been cleansed and disinfested, has been as follows;—

2nd quarter26612779472
3rd „395217168780
4th „29117083544
Total 3 quarters of 19049525143301796
1st quarter of 190544832165834
Total 4 quarters14008353952630

For the guidance of the Special Inspector, Attendants, Disinfectors, and
persons seeking the use of the Personal Cleansing House, the following
directions have been drawn up and printed for use :—