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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]
INFANT WELFARE CENTRES, 1939.
|Number of Centres provided and maintained by the Council||4|
|Total number of attendances at all Centres during the year: —|
|(a) by children under 1 year of age||7,964|
|(b) by children between 1 and 5 years of age||5,003|
|Number of children who attended for the first time during the year:—|
|(a) under 1 year of age||603|
|(b) between 1 and 5 years of age||127|
|Percentage of notified live births represented by number of children who attended a centre for the first time during the year||80.3%|
|Children treated at Dental Clinic||84|
|Children treated at Ophthalmic Clinic||14|
|Mothers treated at Ophthalmic Clinic||-|
|Children operated on for enlarged tonsils and adenoids||-|
|Children operated on with X-Ray for Ringworm||-|
|Number of Expectant Mothers who attended||493|
|Number of attendances made by Expectant Mothers||1,413|
|Mothers referred for Dental treatment at the Clinic||227|
|Mothers supplied with Dentures||23|
|Expectant Mothers to whom Dried Milk was supplied free||24|
|Number of lbs. of Dried Milk supplied free||14,716|
PREVALENCE & CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE.
As a result of persons leaving Acton, the notification of
infectious diseases is lower than in previous years.
In October, the Measles and Whooping Cough (Provincial)
Regulations, 1939, were introduced making these diseases notifiable.
No cases of Ophthalmia Neonatorum were notified during the
The following table shows the number of notifications of
infectious diseases received during 1939.