Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London County Council]
182 Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
|City of London||43|
|St. Cecilia's House||519|
The following table compares the work done in the year under review with that for the year 1911.
|Number examined. (1)||Number clean. (2)||Number verminous. (3)||Number returned clean. (4)||Number of statutory notices served. (5)||Number cleansed at stations. (6)|
The practice of keeping the borough medical officers of health informed concerning the various
stages reached in each case was introduced with a view to further co-operation between the authority
responsible for cleanliness in the home and that responsible for cleanliness in school; it being useless to
cleanse a child if the clothing, bedding, etc., in the home are allowed to remain in a filthy condition.
The form of notification has a counterfoil attached, upon which the borough medical officer of health
can make a note of the action taken in each case.
The school nurses again assisted the executive committee of this fund by examining with a view
to detecting any infectious disease (e.q., ringworm), or any form of uncleanlmess, among the children
whom it was proposed to send to the country as soon as the summer vacation began, and the scheme was
modified so as to include an extra inspection.