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Barking 1926

[Report of the School Medical Officer for Barking

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Free medical treatment will continue to be given where parents
cannot afford to pay.
During 1926 payments made in accordance with scale amounts
to £92 15s. 3d.

CLINICS.—The numbers of school children attending in 1926 were as follows:—

Clinic.No. of children seen.Total No of attendances.
Minor Ailments10708085
Opthalmic98390
Dental23652736
Ringworm55
OrthopedicFOR EXAMINATION301262
FOR TREATMENT72
Minor Ailments Clinic.
No. of days clinic was open302
Total No. of attendances8085
Dailv average attendance26.7
No. of cases treated1070
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In the absence of local hospital facilities, this clinic continues
to supply among school children an undoubted need within the
district.
Three nurses on the staff of the Plaistow Maternity Charity
attend daily from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. The work of the practitioner
is encroached upon as little as possible, although cases do
at times arise which must under certain circumstances be relieved
The faulty state of the premises and the interference of the
due efficiency of the work to some extent in consequence was derlt
with in last year's report.
Skin Diseases.—Most skin diseases fall within the
group of Minor Ailments, the following being under treatment during
the year:—


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