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]
The numbers of applications for residential treatment during each of the last five years were as follows:—
|Year.||Application for first period of treatment.||Application for further treatment.||Total applications.|
|Ex. service.||Civilian adults.||Children.||Ex. service.||Civilian adults.||Children.|
N.B.—As from 1933 "municipal" cases formerly treated in general hospitals are included
in these figures.
Applicants recommended for treatment during 1934 were disposed of as follows:—
|(a) Admitted to "observation" beds to determine diagnosis or suitability for sanatorium treatment||1,545||181|
|(b) Passed for admission direct to sanatoria or hospitals||6,331||825|
|(c) Cases not accepted for residential treatment||72||22|
N.B.—The treatment offered was refused in the cases of 191 adults and 24 children.
For the purpose of the following tables patients of 15 years of age on admission
are, except where otherwise stated, regarded as adults, owing to the " age " division
required for the purposes of the Ministry of Health, although treatment was arranged
in institutions for children.
The extent of residential treatment and observation is shown below:—
|Classification.||In institutions on 1st January, 1934.||Admitted during the year.||Discharged during the year.||Died in institutions.||In institutions on 31st December, 1934.|
|Number of doubtfully tuberculous cases admitted for observation.||Adult males||48||256||238||12||54|
|Number of patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.||Adult males||1,671||4,311||2,992||1,120||1,870|
|Number of patients suffering from non. pulmonary tuberculosis.||Adult males||180||356||244||64||228|