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Barking 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Barking]

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PATHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Our association with the Ilford and Barking Hospital Group Pathological Service
still remains one of excellent co-operation and I should like to give my personal
thanks to Dr. Elias-Jones and his staff at the Barking Hospital Laboratory
lor the unfailing help rendered to us.

CHEST CLINIC

Statistics relating to the notification of cases are given below:-

RespiratoryMeninges &C.N.S.OtherTotalTransfers into the areaTotal
M.F.M.F.M.F.
19553725123683098
19563115121503282
195722643352257
1958201422382866
19592017112413879
I960271412442973
196117151122382262
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Dr.. J. T. Paterson, the Chest Physician, and his staff have helped us considerably
with the diagnosis of chest complaints and their unfailing kindness and consideration
to their patients has helped considerably when difficult decisions have
to be made.

Examinationof Contacts

AdultsChildren
NewOldNewOldTotals
19552784172036831581
19562155271858141741
19572006901149221926
1958101691958071694
1959228705827981813
196079672998101660
19611106801138091712
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At the end of 1961 there were 640 cases of tuberculosis on the register involving
590 household which is a slight increase on the previous year.
The nursing attendance at the clinic sessions and the home visiting is done
by two members of your nursing staff. Nearly 2,600 home visits were made during
the year.
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