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]
Annual Report of the London County Council, 1912.
(4) J. S., aged 47. Seaman. Fell down engine-room steps on his ship at Bilbao on
10th February, 1912, and was taken to hospital. Remained in hospital at Santander until 10th
March. Afterwards he shipped in s.s. "Saxone" to Ardrossan, travelled to Glasgow, and went
by train to Leith. Here he joined the s.s. "Fione," which arrived at Free Trade Wharf in the
River Thames on 25th March. He had no premonitory symptoms, but the rash appeared on
the 28th March. He was removed to South Wharf the following day.
In addition to these cases, M. F., aged 22 years, an Indian servant on the s.s. "Colaba," lying
in the Royal Albert Dock, was, on the 25th March, removed to the Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich, and
was certified to be suffering from small pox. He was afterwards taken to South Wharf, where the
diagnosis was confirmed. Three other cases on ships entering London were detained by the Port of
London sanitary authority and removed to the hospital at Denton.
|Year||Children not finally accounted for (including cases postponed) per cent. of total births.||Year.||Children not finally accounted for (including cases postponed) per cent. of total births.|
The percentage of children born who were exempted by "conscientious objection" certificates
in and since the year 1898 has been as follows:—1898, 1.4; 1899, 1.0; 1900, 1.0; 1901, 1.1; 1902,
0.8; 1903, 1.0; 1904, 1.1; 1905, 1.2; 1906, 1.5; 1907, 3.1; 1908, 7.3; 1909,10 1; 1910, 13.6;
N umber of
per cent. of