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Acton 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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SECTION III.
Infectious and Other Diseases.
The number of cases notified during the year, excluding
Chicken-pox, was 199, against 168 in the preceding
year.
Two hundred and sixty-two cases of Chicken-pox
were notified, against 144 in 1903.

The following table gives the number reported during the preceding ten years:—

18941895189618971898189919001901190219031904
Small-pox2...............213111
Scarlet Fever8667193931671112438210976129
Diphtheria2232238935492834332232
Membranous Croup.........4......11321
Typhoid Fever15281410946292714408
Continued Fever..................2............
Puerperal Fever133...1......11...4
Erysipelas4131262522312826242724
Totals167161259221234239333172215168199
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I personally visited all cases of Chicken-pox
immediately on receipt of notifications.
One case of Small-pox, notified as Chicken-pox, I
diagnosed as modified Small-pox, and the patient was
removed to hospital. A similar case of modified rash
occurred in the same house, so I got the opinion of
Dr. McC. Wanklyn, the expert retained by the County
Council, who agreed with my diagnosis.


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