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London County Council 1917

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


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17 tables in this report

  • Page 3
    The distribution of the deaths by ages, in 1917 and the three preceding years, is shown in the following table:—
    Year.0-1—2—5-10—15—20—25—35—45—55—65 +All ages.
  • Page 7
    The following is an analysis of the cases notified in London in 1917 (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.
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    Form of tuberculosis notified.Sex.Notifications on Form B. (Primary notifications of cases discovered through medical inspection in elementary schools).Notifications on Form C. (Secondary notifications from institutions receiving cases).
    0—5—10—15+Total.Poor law.Other.
  • Page 10
    The following table is of interest as showing the number of cases notified during the past 10 years.
  • Page 11
    The action taken by the metropolitan borough councils under the Act with regard to the making of representations and closing orders is shown in the following table—the figures for the years 1914, 1915 and 1916 being included for comparison.
    Metropolitan borough.No. of representations.No. of closing orders.No. of houses demolished.
  • Page 13
    Tuberculosis Dispensaries—Analysis of Returns in 1917.
    Borough.Examined for the first time.No. included under (2). Suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis.No. included under (2). Suffering from Non-Pulmonary Tuberculosis.No. included under (2). Found to be Non-Tuberculous.No. included under - when Diagnosis Doubtful.Total Attendances at Dispensary, including those under column 2.Attendances included in column 7 at which systematic examination and records were made.Visits to homes made by Dispensary Medical Officers.Visits to homes made by Dispensary Nurses.Referred to hospitals to which Dispensary affiliated.Specimens of sputum examined.
    Insured.Uninsured.Insured.Uninsured.Insured.Uninsured.Insured.Uninsured.Insured.Uninsured.Insured.UninsuredInsured.Uninsured.Insured.Uninsured.Insured.Uninsured.Insured.Un-insured.Insured.Un in. sured.
  • Page 14
    During the year 284 cases were examined with the following results :—
  • Page 16
    The following table based on returns from the Thames Conservancy shows how very great was the flow of the river in 1915 and 1916.
    1914.1915.1916.1917.Average of 33-34 years.
  • Page 18
    TABLE I. COUNTY OF LONDON. Vital statistics for the several metropolitan boroughs and the County of London in the year 1917. (Rates per 1,000 of civil population),
    Metropolitan borough. (In topographical order).Estimated civil population. 1917.Births.Deaths.Infant mortality (per 1.000 births).Measles.Scarlet lever.Diphtheria.Whooping-cough.Typhoid fever.Diarrhœa and Enteritis age 0-2 (per 1,000 births).Phthisis.Cancer.Cases of notifiable infectious disease.*
    Scarlet fever.Diphtheria.Typhoid fever.Erysipelas.Puerperal fever (per 1,000 births).Cerebrospinal fever.
  • Page 19
    TABLE II. COUNTY OF LONDON. Statistics of the administrative work carri^l out during the year 1917.
    Sanitary Authority.Cowsheds.Slaughterhouses.Offensive Trades.Smoke nuisances.Underground rooms.Overcrowding.Housing of the Working Classes Acts.Houses let in lodgings.Common lodging houses.Cleansing of persons and rooms.Water supply.Milk- 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 otherwise remedied.Instances found.No. remedied.Houses inspected.Representations made.Closing orders.Remedied without closing orders.No. on register.No. of inspections.Prosecutions.Houses licensed.Authorised lodgers.Adults.Children.Premises or rooms.Tenement houses extra supply.No. on register.No. of inspections.No. on register.No. of inspections.No. of places.No. of inspections.
  • Page 23
    Close scrutiny has, therefore, been paid to these figures for the past year, and in the following tables the figures for each term of the years 1916 and 1917 have been separately worked out:—
  • Page 24
    Especial attention is drawn to the very favourable condition of the entrants in regard to nutrition during the third term of 1917 :—
    Clothing and Footgear,Nutrition.Cleanliness of Head.Cleanliness of Body.
  • Page 39
    The following table shows the nature of the conditions found among the children certified suitable or admission to physically defective schools at the admission examinations during the year:—
    Certified.No. attending School.Certified.No. attending School.
  • Page 39
    The following return gives the numbers of defective children recorded on 31st December, 1917 —
    Blind and partially blind.Deaf and hard of hearing.M.D. excluding imbeciles and idiots.Physically Defective.
  • Page 40
    Institutions.No. examined.Defects.
    Teeth.Vision.Throat and nose.Ears.Heart.Lungs.Ansemia.Back.Nutrition.Various.
    Defective.Signs of eye.strain.Hearing.Discharge.Round.Curvature.
  • Page 42
    APPENDIX III. Percentage of children classified in each group as regards condition of clothing, nutrition, cleanliness, teeth, vision and mental capacity.
    Clothing and Footgear.Nutrition.Cleanliness of Head.Cleanliness of Body.Condition of Teeth.Visual Acuity,Mental Condition.
  • Page 43
    APPENDIX IV. Result of re.inspections carried out during 1917. 1st Re.inspections.
    Class of Ailment and Number of Cases re inspected.Treated Cases.Untreated Cases.
    By private doctor.Under Council's scheme.At other hospitals.Discharged.Requiring observation.Still requiring treatment.
    Cured.Not cured.Cured.Not cured.Cured. Not, cured.