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Acton 1902

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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The number of cases notified during the year, excluding Chicken
Pox, was 215, against 172 in the preceding year.
One hundred and eighty-three cases of Chicken Pox were notified.

The following table gives the number reported each year since the Act came into force :—

1890189118921893189418951896189718981899190019011902
Small Pox......1372...............2131
Scarlet Fever108637419286671939316711124382109
Diphtheria1482741223223893549283483
Membranous Croup4...131.........4......113
Typhoid Fever1313151915281410946292714
Continued ,,.........1..................2......
Puerperal ,,1...12133...1......11
Erysipelas22183777413126252231282624
162102180340167161259221234239333172215
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THE SMALL POX OUTBREAK.
Origin and Cause of the Epidemic.
The Epidemic started in London about July 1901, and made its
appearance in Acton on 18th November 1901, when a case was notified
from Meon Road, South Acton.
The next case occurred on 1st January 1902, when I found a man
suffering from malignant Small Pox lying in a shed in Gladstone Road,
Acton Green.


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