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Barking 1926

[Report of the School Medical Officer for Barking

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(1) Pes Planus1
(2) Contracture of digits right-hand (resulting from severe burn)1
(3) Injury to wrist with ulnar neuroma, right1
(4) Cretinism1
(5) Alopoecia1
(6) Ringworm1
(7) Glands (? T.B.)3
9
Total30
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CHILDREN UNDER SCHOOL AGE.

Rickets10
Paralysis:—
(a) A.P.M. (L.L.L.l-R.L.L. 1). 2
(b) Erb's paralysis, right. 1
Congenital Deformities:—3
(a) Club-foot1
(b) Amputation of forearm, left12
Tuberculosis of Spine1
Glands1
Total17
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123 school children and 20 children under school age were,
re-examined by me during the year.

The following operations have been carried out:—

(a) School Children:—
(i) Tenotomy-Tendo Achillis2
(ii) Stoffel's-Median Nerve1
(iii) Osteotomy-Phalanx Digit 1st R. & L.1
(iv) Tenotomy, sterno—mastoid, right1
(v) Osteotomy—elbow joint1
Total6
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