London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Acton 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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Number of Inspections, &c.

Premises inspected2,216
Re-inspections to premises where Nuisances were in course of abatement3.981
Nuisances reported3.7I5
„ abated3.427
Letters written638
„ received1.525
Notices received from H. M. Factory Inspector10
Library Books removed from Infected Houses and destroyed9
Van Dwellings inspected11
Visits paid to Infected Houses461
Infectious Patients removed to Hospitals55
Rooms fumigated232
Bedding disinfected35 tons 15 cwt.
Closets disinfected after Enteric Fever Cases8
The following Tabulated List gives particulars of the sanitary improvements effected during the year:—
House drains taken up and reconstructed49
„ repaired32
,, unstopped and cleansed86
,, provided with intercepting traps142
„ manholes provided to181
„ ventilated20
„ manholes to, cleansed20
,, „ repaired25
„ fresh-air inlets repaired10
„ „ „ provided180
Water-closets repaired10
„ new provided6
„ „ pans provided to190
„ unstopped and cleansed35
„ pan closets and containers replaced by efficient pans3
,, provided with new flushing cisterns123
„ flushing cisterns repaired64
„ flush, disconnected from drinking water cisterns13