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London County Council 1916

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


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22 tables in this report

  • Page 4
    The distributions of the deaths by ages in 1915 and 1916 are both compared with that in 1914 in the following table:—
    Year.0—1—2—5—10—15—20—25—35—45—55—65 +All ages.
  • Page 10
    The age.distribution of the civilian deaths in the last three years is as follows:—
    Year.0—1—2—5—10—15—20—25—35—45—55—65 +All ages.
  • Page 10
    The following is an analysis of the cases notified in London in 1916 (52 weeks).
    Form of tuberculosis notified.SexNotifications on Form A. (Total of primary notifications received in London boroughs, other than elementary school cases, infra).
    0—1—5—10—15—20—25—35 —45 —55.65 +Age not statedTotal.
  • Page 12
    Table showing the relationship between cases of cerebro.spinal fever and influenza, colds, coughs catarrh, etc., in epidemic and non.epidemic periods.
    1914.Jan..May, 1915.June.Dee., 1915.Jan..April, 1916.May.Dec., 1916.Jan..April, 1917.
  • Page 19
    Vital statistics for the several metropolitan boroughs and the County of London in the year 1916. (Rates per 1,000 of civil population),
    Metropolitan borough. (In topographical order).Estimated civil population. 1916.Births. (a)Deaths.Infant mortality per 1,000 births).Measles.Scarlet fever.Diphtheria.Whooping cough.Typhoid fever.Diarrhœa and Enteritis age 0.2 (per 1,000 births).Phthisis.Cancer.Cases of notifiable infectious disease (b)
    Scarlet fever.Diphtheria.Typhoid fever.Erysipelas.Puerperal fever (per 1,000 births).Cerebro. spinal fever.
  • Page 20
    TABLE II. COUNTY OF LONDON. Statistics of the administrative work carried out during the year 1916.
    Sanitary Authority.Cowsheds.Slaughterhouses.! Offensive | Trades.Smoke nuisances.Underground rooms.OvercrowdingIlousing of the Working Classes Acts.Houses let in lodgings.Common lodging houses.Cleansing of persons and rooms.Water supplyMilk-shops.Ice cream premises.Other food places.
    No. licensed.No. of inspections.No. licensedNo. of inspections.No. licensed.No. of Inspections.Observations.Complaints.Notices.No. illegally occupied.No. closed or other- wisp romodied.Instances found.No. remedied.Houses inspected.Representations made.Closing orders.Itemed ied without closing orders.No. on register.No. of inspections.Prosecutions.Houses licensed, iAuthorised lodgers.Adults.Children.Premises or roomsTenement houses extra supply.No. on register.No. of inspections.No. on register.No. of inspections.No. of places.No. of inspections.
  • Page 23
    The following table gives the percentages of boys and girls at each older age group referred for treatment in the present and previous years:—
    Intermediate Age Group.Leavers.
  • Page 23
    Percentage of Parents Present at Examinations.
    Entrants Examined in Detail.Intermediate Age Group..Leavers.Total.
  • Page 24
    its children while putting forth the most prodigious martial efforts the world has ever seen, must be sound to the core.
    clotning and footgear.Nutrition.
    Intermediate age group.Leavers.Intermediate age group.Leavers.
  • Page 25
    Younger Boys.Younger Girls.Older Boys.older Girls.
  • Page 29
    The results of dental treatment for the year 1916 follows :—
  • Page 32
    The following table shows the number of children treated during the year, and the number remaining in each institution on 31st December, 1916:—
    Institution.Total No. treated.No. of beds occupied on 31st Dec., 1916.Institution.Total No. treated.No. of beds occupied on 31st Dec., 1916.
  • Page 32
    It has been further possible to make a comparison between girls in open-air schools, in playground classes, and in ordinary schools, and the result of the analysis is given in the following table:—
    Girls only.Numbers in each group, and average age in years and months.Heights in centimetres at eighth Week, and weekly percentage increase for 20 weeks.Weights in kilos, at eighth week, and percentage weekly increase for 20 weeks.
    Age last birthday.Open-air schools,Play-ground classes.Controls In ordinary schools.Open-air schools.Play-ground classes.Contro's in ordinary schools.Open-air schools.Play-ground classes.Controls in ordinary schools.
  • Page 37
    There has been a progressive reduction in the number of cases of ringworm during the past years, as will be noted in the following comparison with previous years:—
    Fresh Cases.Cured Cases.Cases outstanding at end of year.
  • Page 38
    The following table shows the nature of the conditions found among the children certified suitable for admission to physically defective schools at the admission examinations during the year:—
    Certified.No- attending School.No. out of School.Certified.No. attending School.No. out of School.
  • Page 38
    The following return gives the numbers of exceptional children recorded on 31st December, 1916:—
    Blind and partially blind.Deaf and hard of hearing.M.D. excluding imbeciles and idiots.Physically Defective.Epileptics.
  • Page 39
    APPENDIX I Medical Inspection in Training Colleges, Secondary Schools and Trade Schools.
    Institutions.No. examined.Defects.
    Teeth.Vision.Throat and nose.Ears.Heart.Lungs.Anaemia.Back.Nutrition.Cleanliness.Various.
    Defective.Signs of eye-strain.Hearing.Discharge.Round.Curvature.
  • Page 40
    • APPEXDIX II.—Table showing the results of medical inspection.
  • Page 41
    APPENDIX III. Number and percentage of children in each age group classified as regards condition of clothing, nutrition, cleanliness, teeth and mental capacity.
    Clothing and Footgear.Nutrition.Cleanliness of Head.Cleanliness of Body.Condition of Teeth.Mental Condition.
  • Page 42
    APPENDIX IV. Table showing result of 1st re-inspections carried out during 1916. Percentages in italic figures.
    Treatment provided.Not treated.
    By doctor.Under Council scheme.At other hospitals.Treatment no longer required.Treatment still required.
    Cured.Not cured.Cured.Not cured.Cured.Not cured.
  • Page 42
    Table showing results of 2nd re-inspections carried out during 1916.
    Treatment provided.Not treated.
    By doctor.Under Council's scheme.At other hospitals.Cases no longer requiring treatment.Treatment still required.
    Cured.Not cured.Cured.Not cured.Cured.Not cured.
  • Page 42
    Cases noted as requiring observation.
    No. of cases.Discharged as cured.Still requiring observation, or treatment.