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Beckenham 1938

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Beckenham]

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Institutional Treatment.— The Kent County Council provided
in-patient treatment in Sanatoria for 62 cases during the year,
and 7 patients were admitted to Farnborough Hospital for short
periods.
Dispensary Treatment.— The following figures provided by Dr.
S. Roy C. Price, the Tuberculosis Officer, indicate some of the
work done at the Dispensary during 1938 :—

New cases attending for the first time :—

AdultsChildren
MaleFemaleMaleFemale
Pulmonary291621
Non-Pulmonary5312
Negative161076
Total5029109
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31 "contacts" were examined and 29 found to be negative.
62 patients completed a course of residential treatment during
1938.
Care Committee.— During the year a Voluntary Tuberculosis
Care Committee was formed in the area, and it is anticipated that
this organisation will be able to give considerable assistance to
patients in ways which are outside the scope of the official schemes.
PUBLIC HEALTH (PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS)
REGULATIONS, 1925.
No occasion has arisen during the year to exercise the powers
conferred by these Regulations of prohibiting any person engaged in
the milk trade from continuing his employment.
PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1936 (SECTION 169).
It has not been necessary to apply for an Order under this
Section for the removal of a patient to hospital.
WHOOPING COUGH.
54 cases were notified during the year, 32 having a private
doctor in attendance, and 4 cases were under five years of age.


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