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London County Council 1900

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]

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London County Council,
Public Health Department,
8, St. Martin's-place, W.C.,
October, 1900.
The Local Government Board having made an Order requiring the notification by medical
practitioners of cases of plague, the London County Council has thought that it would prove of
assistance if a concise and accurate description of the malady, by a medical man who has had experience
of it, were placed in the hands of all practitioners in London. The Council has therefore requested
Mr. James Cantlie, M.B., F.R.C.S., formerly medical officer in one of the Plague Hospitals in Hong
Kong, to prepare the accompanying memorandum.
Inasmuch as few medical men have had the opportunity of seeing cases of plague, the Council
has engaged the services of Mr. Cantlie to visit any person in London suspected to be suffering
from this disease with a view to assisting in the diagnosis. Any medical practitioner desiring to avail
himself of these services should apply at this office.
Shirley F. Murphy,
Mcdical Officer of Health.