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St Pancras 1952

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


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    The following figures give an indication of the Council's housing progress:—
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    68 premises were visited with the following results:
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    Analysis of Cases by Age Groups—1952.
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    Poliomyelitis. Since 1947 poliomyelitis has been endemic in the country at large, and cases have been regularly notified in St. Pancras. The corrected notifications since 1947 are set out below:—
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    The following is a short summary of this combined effort:
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    During the past 12 months 89 old people have been rehoused in accordance with the ' Points Scheme' by the Council
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    Summary of Statistics.
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    Summary of Vital Statistics.
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    Marriages. The following table shows the number of marriages which have taken place in the Borough since 1939, and the marriage rates for those years.
    Year.C. of E.R.C.Chapels.Superintendent Registrar's Office.Total Marriages.Estimated Population.Marriage Rate per 1,000 Population.
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    Hospitals in the Borough.
    Name and Address of Hospital.Telephone Number.Authority under which Functioning.Number of Beds.
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    Climatological Summary, Year 1952. Station, Camden Square, N.W.1—Lat. 51° 33' N. Long. 0° 08' W.
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    Hour of observation, 9 a.m. (G.M.T.). The readings for Bright Sunshine are those taken at Regent's Park—no readings being recorded at Camden Square.
    YearTotal Rainfall.Inches
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    Registered Live Births. Rate per 1,000 of estimated population.
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    Registered Still Births. Rate per 1,000 Live and Still Births.
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    Deaths—All Ages.
    M.F.TotalDeath rate per 1,000 of estimated population
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    Causes of deathAges—Both Sexes
    Under 1 year1 and under 55-1415-2425—4445-6465-7475-Totals
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    DEATHS OF INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE—1952 from stated causes with age distribution.
    Cause of deathAge
    Under 1 day1 day to 1 week1-2 weeks2-3 weeks3-4 weeksTotal under 4 weeks4 weeks and under 3 months3-6 months6-9 months9-12 monthsTotal deaths under 1 year
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    Death Rates of Infants under 1 year of age.
    Year.Legitimate Infants per 1,000 legitimate live births.Illegitimate Infants per 1,000 illegitimate live births.All infants per 1,000 live births.All infants: Death rates comparison.
    London Administrative County.England and Wales.
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    Deaths of Infants under 1 year of age, from stated causes, since 1939.
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    Vital Statistics of Borough of St. Pancras since 1918.
    YearPopulation estimated at middle of each yearNett Registered live births belonging to the boroughNett deaths belonging to the borough
    At all agesUnder 1 year of ageUnder 4 weeks.
    NumberRate per 1,000 of estimated populationNumberRate per 1,000 of estimated populationNumberRate per 1,000 nett live birthsNumberRate per 1,000 nett live births.
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    Still Births, Illegitimate Births, and Deaths of Illegitimate Children.
    Year.Still Births.Illegitimate Births.Deaths of Illegitimate Children.
    Under 1 year.Under 4 weeks.
    Number (Illegitimates in brackets.)Rate per 1,000 births (live and still).Number.Rate per cent. of live births.Number.Rate per 1,000 Illegitimate births.Number.Rate per 1,000 Illegitimate births.
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    Maternal Mortality in Borough of St. Pancras in 1952.
    Cause of Death.Ages.Conditions.
    15-20.20-25.25-30.30-35.35-40.40-45.45 and up.Married.Single.Widowed.
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    Deaths from Puerperal Causes during 1952 and preceding years.
    Year.Sepsis.Other Causes.Total.Rate per 1,000 Live and Still Births.
    Sepsis.Other Causes.Total.
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    Deaths from Cancer of St. Pancras Residents during 1952.
    Situation of Disease.Ages.Totals.
    0-15.15-20.20-25.25-35.35-45.45-55.55-65.65-75.75-85.85 and up.MF
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    The following table shows the number of deaths of St. Pancras persons from certain diseases during the years 1918 to 1952—
    Year.Cancer.Tuberculosis.Heart Disease.Pneumonia, (all forms).Bronchitis.Population.
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    Deaths from Tuberculosis of St. Pancras Residents during 1952.
    Situation of Disease.Under 1 year1-2 years2-5 years5-10 years10-15 years' 15-20 years20-25 years25-35 years35-45 years45-55 years55-65 years65-75 years75 and upwardsTotal
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    NOTIFICATIONS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 1952 (with 1951 comparison). Showing number of revised diagnoses.
    DiseaseNotificationsDiagnosis subsequently revised
    Under 11 and overTotals
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    Measles. Particulars of the cases, deaths and incidence and mortality rates of Measles since 1926 are given in the following table:—
    Estimated populationYearCasesDeaths
    Under 1 yearOver 1 yearTotalIncidence rate per 1,000 populationUnder 1 year1-5 years5-15 yearsAdultsTotalMortality rate per 1,000 cases
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    Tuberculosis. Public Health (Tuberculosis) Regulations, 1952. The number of primary notifications of tuberculosis and those which became known by means of death reports and transfers from other districts, and deaths during the year, are given in the following three tables:— Number of Primary Notifications.
    Age periods
    0 to 11 to 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2020 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 and upwardsTotals
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    Number obtained from Special Death Reports and by Transfer from other districts.
    Age periods
    0 to 11 to 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2020 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 and upwardsTotals
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    Number of deaths of Tuberculous patients.
    Age periods
    0 to 11 to 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2525 to 4545 to 6565 and upTotals
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    The following table gives particulars of the prevalence and fatality of this disease during the past 14 years:—
    YearEstimated PopulationNotificationsNotification Rate per 1,000 populationDeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 population
    PulmonaryOther formsAll formsPulmonaryOther formsAll formsPulmonaryOther formsAll formsPulmonaryOther formsAll forms
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    Tuberculosis Register. The following table gives a summary of the changes in the register during the year 1952:—
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    Bacteriological Examinations. To aid in diagnosis and to detect contact or carrier cases, the borough council provides bacteriological diagnosis free of charge in connection with certain diseases. This work is carried out either by Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, or the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, 23, Queen Square, W.C.I.
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    The number of attendances at the Council's Public Health Annexe during the year was as follows:— (1) Scabies.
    MenWomenChildren under 5SchoolchildrenTotal 1952Total 1951
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    (2) Verminous Conditions.
    MenWomenChildren under 5SchoolchildrenTotal 1952Total 1951
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    Disinfecting. Figures set out below show the number of houses, rooms, etc., dealt with after infectious diseases or following complaints of vermin:—
    Cause.Number of CasesSprayed and Fumigated
    Number of Rooms and ContentsRooms onlyContents only
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    Visits by District Sanitary Inspectors.
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    Visits By District Sanitary Inspectors—continued
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    Intimation Notices Served—
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    The following table gives a summary of this branch of the work of the department during the past eight years:—
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    The above police court proceedings were taken under the following statutes or regulations:—
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    Pharmacy and Poisons Act, 1933. The following applications were received during 1952 for retention or entry in the Council's list of persons entitled to sell poisons included in Part II of the Poisons List:—
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    In addition 554 cases were referred to me by the Borough Council's Housing Department during the year and my recommendations were as follows:—
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    The source of information and action taken are shown in the following table:—
    Reported byNo. of casesACTION TAKEN
    Voluntarily removed to hospital or institutionKept under observation at home together with the provision of various types of helpDeceased
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    £546 10s. 3d. was recovered from the following sources:—
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    National Assistance Act, 1948. Section 50.
    YearNo. of burialsGross costReimbursement obtainedNet cost to Council
    AmountsAverage per burialAmountsAverage per burialPercentage of initial outlayAmountsAverage per burialPercentage of gross cost
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    The following table sets out the results of such examinations:—
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    Mortuary and Coroner's Court.— The following table shows the routine work undertaken during the year with, in brackets, the corresponding figures for 1951:—
    Post-Mortem Examinations.Received for Viewing or Convenience only.Total.
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    Details of the work carried out during the year in respect of rats and mice are given in the following table:—
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    Particulars of inspections and other work carried out by the Factory Inspectors during 1952 are given in the following table:—
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    Part I of the Act. 1. Inspections, etc.
    PremisesNumber on Register.Number of
    Inspections.Written Notices.Occupiers Prosecuted.
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    2. Cases in which defects were found.
    Particulars.Found.Remedied.Referred.Number of prosecutions.
    To H.M. Inspector.By H.M. Inspector.
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    The following table sets out the number of premises in which outworkers are working in the Borough, in accordance with the nature of the work carried out:—
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    The Council agreed the period for which each bakehouse should be in operation. The position is as follows:—
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    During the year the Council's Sanitary Inspectors paid 53 visits to such premises and took 14 samples.
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    Particulars of the inspections carried out by the Council's Food Inspectors during 1952 are given in the following table:—
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    Milk Supply. The Number of dairies and milk distributors on the Register at the end of the year was:—
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    The following licences were issued at the end of the year in respect of the year 1953:-
    Main LicencesSupplementary Licences
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    examination, of which six formal and seven informal were found to be unsatisfactory. Details of the nature of all samples are shown in the following table:—
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    The formal samples which were unsatisfactory were dealt with as follows:—
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    The 59 samples of ice cream marked * above showed a fat content as follows:—
    Fat content per cent.Number of samples.Percentage of total samples.
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    An analysis of these samples is given in the following table:—
    T.T. (Past)Past.Ster.H.T.Totals
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    The following table shows the detailed results of these examinations during the year and preceding years:—
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    Legal Proceedings. The following 17 prosecutions were undertaken during 1952 under the Food and Drugs Act, 1938:—
    Court and Date of Hearing.Offence.Result of Proceedings.
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    Court and Date of Hearing.Offence.Result of Proceedings.
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    Food Poisoning.