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Acton 1899

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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During the year 22 bodies were deposited in the Public Mortuary;
of these 14 were males and 8 were females. Post Mortem examinations
were performed upon 14 of these cases, and 20 inquests held.
The Zymotic death-rate for the year was 2.5 per 1,ooo of the

In the following table the death-rate and Zymotic death-rate are so arranged that comparison can be made for the last twelve years:—

18881 18891890189118921893189418951896189718981899
Small Pox
Scarlet Fever21341033i32
Whooping Cough91336255175211014
Typhoid Fever113422227
Diarrhoea and Dysentery101218243460174437805056
Puerperal Fever16421
Total number of deaths from seven Zymotic Diseases1460434S91896367931307886
Deaths from other causes282377298368334396330411370373439423
Total Deaths30643734 141342548639348464503517509
Death-rate from seven Zymotic Diseases per thousand1.
Death-rate from other causes per thousand 712.916112.o15.313.415.21214.812.611.813.512.6
General death . rate per thou sand13.9918.913.917.11718.614.217.215.715.915.815.1
In London the Zymotic death-rate was 2.48 per 1,000.
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