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Acton 1939

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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County and Junior Technical Schools.
17 boys referred for refraction.
13 obtained glasses.
1 did not require glasses.
2 refused.
1 left school.
In December, 1939, Dr. V. Eileen Brander was engaged to
act as temporary Ophthalmic Specialist at the Eye Clinic, in the
absence of Dr. Clifton. Her appointment was approved by the
Board of Education.
exceptional children.
It has been found impossible to give the complete account of
all the Exceptional children in Acton which is usually included in
the Annual Report.

A Table has been drawn up, as under to show what the position is as far as information is available.

Defect.In Hospital.Residential Special or Open Air School.Ord. School.Evacuated.At home.
Delicate children-2363
Crippled children21--1
Deaf and Dumb2-4
Blind and Partially Sighted--21

1 partially sighted boy left school during the year and has
obtained employment.