London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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London County Council 1934

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

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There were also 653 cases returned, on improvement, to elementary schools, or,
when over 14 years of age, deemed to be no longer certifiable. The details are
as follow:—

Table 40.

Action taken.Special school classification.
p.d.m.d.Blind.Partially sighted.Deaf.Partially deaf.Total.
Returned, on improvement, to elementary schools21013-1538249
Over 14 years of age and excluded as no longer certifiable2296521062-404

The following table classifies the children who improved to such an extent
that they were able to return from the schools for physically defective children
to the ordinary elementary schools, or were "no longer certifiable" as defective
between the ages of 14 and 16 years :—

Table 41.

Morbid conditions.Cases deemed no longer certifiable.Cases deemed fit to return to elementary schools.
Infantile paralysis177
Cerebral paralysis 1
Various paralyses 31
Tuberculosis of bones and joints 2619
Osteomyelitis 78
Rickets and resulting deformities 6
Congenital deformities1012
Scoliosis 1
Traumata and amputations48
Non-tuberculous arthritis and synovitis 614
Rheumatism and chorea2226
Various chest conditions—fibrosis, bronchitis, asthma22
Heart diseases—
Congenital 37
Acquired valvular 9767
Non-valvular 2624
Anaemia 2
Various nervous conditions—ataxia, etc.1
Other diseases—chiefly medical 46
Total 229210

Table 36 (p. 63) indicating the number of children examined to determine
whether some form of special education might be desirable appeared to indicate
some difference in sex distribution in the case of those diagnosed as mentally defective
or epileptic and of those suspected of being physically defective. To inquire further
into this point Dr. Shrubsall and Dr. Williams have taken the records of the children
Sex distribution