Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]
During the year I seized and took before a Justice :—
1 box mackerel.
2 boxes kippers.
1 box bloaters.
6o boxes plums.
2 boxes whiting
1 box mixed fish.
1 box herrings.
2 barrels herrings.
Orders to destroy were granted in each case. One offender living
at South Acton from whom I seized a quantity of bad fish, was written
to by the Clerk, and cautioned not to repeat the offence.
The following Tabulated List gives particulars of Nuisances dealt with :—
|„ want of ventilation to||89|
|Manholes, want of, and Interceptors||105|
|Fresh Air Inlets, want of||14|
|„ „ defective||10|
|Soil Pipes defective||7|
|„ want of ventilators to||4|
|„ ventilators defective||48|
|Ventilating Shafts defective||20|