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Acton 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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ISOLATION HOSPITAL.
583 cases were admitted during the year, compared with
544 during 1935.
On January 1st, 1936, there were 44 cases in the hospital,
and on January 1st, 1937, there were 40.

The following table gives a list of the cases admitted, together with the diseases from which the patients suffered.

Acton.Wembley.Other districtsTotal.
Scarlet Fever15224032424
Diphtheria1827-45
Measles6532-97
Erysipelas-1-1
Chicken Pox-1-1
Whooping Cough121-13
Mumps-1-1
Osteomyelitis-1-1

There were 14 deaths which were distributed as follows:
Sc. Fever Diphtheria Measles
Acton - 2 5
Wembley 2 4 1
On 7 Scarlet Fever patients a complete mastoidectomy was performed,
and on two of these the operation was done on both sides.
There were several serious complications in both the Scarlet
Fever and Measles cases. In 7 cases of Scarlet Fever a mastoid
operation was performed, and a similar operation done in 4 cases
of Measles.
BACTERIOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS.
(a) For Diphtheria Positive. Negative.
Total Examinations 762 32 730
Sent by Medical Practitioners 5 215
do. (re-examinations) 1 22
Sent from Isolation Hospital 21 293
Convalescents (1st Swabs) 1 9
„ (2nd „ ) - 1
Contacts 43
do. (2nd examinations) 1 9
do. (3rd „ ) 1 1
Precautionary Swabs 2 112
„ (2nd Swabs) 1 3