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London County Council 1934

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

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Table IV.

Treatment table.

(a)Group I.-Minor ailments, excluding uncleanliness, for which see group V.

Disease or defect.Defects treated or under treatment.
Under Council's scheme.Otherwise.Total.
Scabies3,409-1 5,545
Ringworm, head195*151346†
Other skin disease
Eye disease (external) and other (but excluding cases falling in group II)114,809880115,689
Ear disease (cases in which operative treatment, e.g., mastoid operations, etc., is given, are excluded)
Miscellaneous (minor injuries, bruises, sores, chilblains, etc.)120,5491,031121,580

* 118 by X-ray. † 249 by X-ray.

(6) Group II.- Defective vision and squint (excluding eye defects treated as minor ailments,

for which see group I).

Disease or defect.Defects dealt with.
Under Council's scheme.Otherwise.Total.
Errors of refraction (including squint, but excluding operations for squint)38,2841,65341,937
Other defect or disease of the eyes (excluding those in group I)2,000 (estimated)*

Children for whom glasses were prescribed-under the Council's scheme, 29,599; otherwise
1,277 (estimated).
Children who obtained or received glasses-under the Council's scheme, 27,497 = 92.9 per cent.;
otherwise 992.
* Included in Group I minor ailments.

(c) Group III.- Treatment of defects of the throat and nose. Number of defects.

Defect.Received operative treatment.Total.Received other forms of treatment.Total number treated.
Under Council's scheme.Private practitioner or hospital.
Tonsils and adenoids7,6862417,927

(d)Group IV.-Dental defects.

1. Number of children who were:-
(a) Inspected by the dentist-Age groups 5 years and under17,958273,672
6 „30,243
7 „28,323
8 „20,549
9 „38,223
10 „38,980
11 „18,519
12 „33,747
13 „31,584
14 „ and over15,546