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City of London 1949

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London, City of ]

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MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT, 1926.
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE (GRADING AND MARKING) ACT, 1928-1931.
No difficulty was experienced during the year in regard to the administration of the above Acts.
PIGEON NUISANCE.
The Corporation, in exercise of their powers under Sec. 121 of the Public Health (London) Act,
1936, from time to time cause the number of pigeons in the City to be reduced when it appears to
them either that their number is excessive, or that complaints of their congregation in certain areas
are justified.
Certain pigeon-catchers are authorised by the Corporation to carry out the necessary trapping,
and during 1949, 1929 pigeons were destroyed by this means.
CITY MORTUARY.
Bodies received 71
Post Mortem Examinations made 59
Inquest on bodies 31
Inquests held at Holloway Prison 2
Inquest on fires 3
DISINFECTION AND CLEANSING OF VERMINOUS PERSONS, ETC.
Export of Clothing, &c:—
No. of articles disinfected 111,824
Cases of horsehair 44
Fees received £519 5s. Od.
General Disinfection. Infectious Diseases, &c:—
Articles of clothing and bedding disinfected 177
Rooms disinfected after cases of infectious d'sease 41
Lockers at Post Offices disinfected 40
Verminous rooms disinfected 100
Ambulances, vans, &c., disinfected 2
Cleansing of Persons :—
No. of scabeous persons bathed 4
No. of verminous persons bathed 200
No. of scabeous and verminous articles disinfected 2,391
Cleansing of Schoolchildren :—
No. of children cleansed 2,528
No. of articles disinfected 1,819
LONDON:
Printed by Drake, Driver & Leaver, Ltd., Rosebery Avenue, E.C.I.
1950.


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