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]
Number of Inspections, &c.
1,754 Premises inspected.
3,091 Re-inspections to premises where Nuisances were in course
2,809 Nuisances were reported.
2,628 „ „ abated.
1,108 Letters written.
1,206 „ received.
64 Notices received from H.M. Factory Inspector.
10 Library Books removed from Infected Houses and destroyed.
15 Van Dwellings inspected.
335 Visits paid to Infected Houses.
40 Infectious Patients removed to Hospitals.
356 Rooms fumigated.
18 tons 12 cwt. Bedding disinfected.
25 Closets disinfected after Enteric Fever Cases.
The following Tabulated List gives particulars of the sanitary improvements effected during the year :—
|House drains taken up and reconstructed||48|
|„ unstopped and cleansed||102|
|„ provided with intercepting traps||95|
|„ manholes provided to||109|
|„ manholes to, cleansed||12|
|„ „ repaired||14|
|„ fresh-air inlets repaired||12|
|„ new pans provided to||94|
|,, unstopped and cleansed||38|
|„ pan closets and containers replaced by efficient pans||19|
|„ provided with flushing cisterns||40|
|„ flushing cisterns repaired||103|
|„ flush, disconnected from drinking water cistern||11|
|„ additional or separate, provided in Factories and Workshops||8|
|„ increased ventilation provided||37|
|,, Norman Shaw system abolished -||2|