To the Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors of the
Metropolitan Borough of Saint Pateras.
Sir, Ladies & Gentlemen,
This report is the 85th Annual Report that has been
submitted and the eighth that I have had the honour to
In accordance with Instructions received from the
Ministry of Health it is an abridged report from which
everything except essential statistical information has
Large and rapid changes in the estimated population
have the effect of making rates expressed as so much per
1,000 of the estimated raid-year population of less value
for purposes of comparison than in normal times. With
this reservation however, it is to be noted that both the
birth rate and the death,rate are higher than in 1940.
My thanks are due to the Public Health Group
Representatives, the members of the Council, and to the
staff of the Public Health Department for their assistance
and support during the year.
I wish again to acknowledge the very great assistance
received from the Local Medical War Committee of the British
Medical Association through those co-operation the services
of a very large number of medical practitioners of the Borough
have been made available in connection with various aspects
of A.R.P. work.
I an, Sir, Ladies & Gentlemen,
Your obedient Servant,
Medical Officer of Health.
17 JUN 1942