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London County Council 1934

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

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Special Hospitals— continued.

Table VIII— Smallpox hospitals.—Mistaken diagnosis.—Summary of discharges and deaths during 1934 in which the diagnosis of smallpox on the notification certificate

was found to be incorrect.

Disease diagnosed in hospital.Joyce Green and Long ReachSouth Wharf.Total.
Diseases of the skin11213
Other diseases---
No disease, admitted with mother, diagnosis not confirmed, etc.22

Table IX— Post-encephalitis lethargica.—Admissions, discharges and deaths during 1934

Northern hospital (part of).Males.Females.Total.
Remaining under treatment, 1st January, 1934148*109257
Reason for discharge.Males.Females.Total.
Much improved
Unlikely to benefit by further treatment---
Orthopaedic treatment
Removed by parents, etc., not against medical advice1-1
Removed by parents, etc., against medical advice71219
Not diagnosed as post-encephalitis lethargica---
Unsuitable or unmanageable-11
Transferred to another institution4‡26
Total discharges and deaths16‡1632
Remaining under treatment, 31st December, 1934.154113267

* Includes one case on leave.
†Two cases admitted from fever unit.
‡Includes two cases transferred to fever unit and subsequently readmitted.