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Acton 1894

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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There was 167 cases notified as against 340 in 1893, the following table gives the number reported each year since the act came into force.

1890.1891.1892.1893.1894.
Small Pox1372
Scarlet Fever108637419286
Diphtheria148274122
Membranous Croup4131
Typhoid Fever1313151915
Continued Fever1
Puerperal Fever1121
Erysipilas2218377741
162102180340167
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REMARKS.
Both cases of Small Pox notified were sent to Hospital,
they were imported into the District.
SCARLET FEVER.
This disease has not been nearly so prevalent this year
as in 1893.
DIPHTHERIA.
Twenty-two cases were notified. In a. considerable
number of cases the Diagnosis between Diphtheria, Follicular
Tonsillitis, and the severest forms of Scarlet Fever without rash
is exceedingly difficult, and it is now generally admitted that the
Diagonosis in some cases can only be definitely settled by


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