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Barking 1926

[Report of the School Medical Officer for Barking

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or body vermin. As formerly, cases were seen at the School Clinic
after exclusion by nurses or teachers, of which number 63 had nits
and 76 head or body vermin.
(ii) During the year the school nurses made 17,952 individual
investigations, compared with 17,504 in 1925, of which number
198S children were found to have nits only, 131 harboured
nits and head vermin, whilst 6 had verminous bodies and clothing.
278 visits in connection with uncleanliness were made during
the year.

For purposes of these inspections the various schools undivided between two school nurses, every school is fully inspected during each term, and the results of these examinations are as follows:—

School.Dept.Nits only.Nits and Vermin (head)Body and clothing verminous.
GascoigneInfants1377
Boys4331
Girls26811
North St.Infants112101
Boys3041
Girls1515-
CastleInfants566
Boys
Girls
CreeksmouthInfants12--
Boys
Girls
WestburyInfants13213
Boys3310
Girls2088-
RippleInfants587-
Boys193
Girls1096
C. of E.Infants1357
Boys411-
Girls21113-
RC.Infants4261
Boys11781
Girls
Faircross-7431
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