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Dagenham 1952

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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Work of Health Visitors

The following table shows the number of visits paid by the Health Visitors during the year:—

(a) To expectant mothersFirst visits330
Total visits557
(b) To children under 1 year of ageFirst visits1,960
Total visits4,606
(c) To children between the ages of 1 and 5 yearsTotal visits12,609
(d) Ineffective visitsTotal visits4,019
(e) Other visitsTotal visits5,229
Grand Total27,020
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Domiciliary Midwifery Service

The following is a summary of the reasons for sending for medical aid by midwives:—

Perineal Tear98
Discharging Eyes60
Prolonged Labour23
Ante-Partum Haemorrhage21
Miscarriage20
Rise of Temperature19
Malpresentation14
Post-Partum Haemorrhage11
Threatened Miscarriage9
Unsatisfactory Condition of Infant7
Albuminuria7
Abortion6
Rash on Baby5
Premature Baby5
Cyanosed Infant4
Toxaemia4
Difficult 2nd Stage4
Adherent Placenta4
Premature Labour4
Bleeding per Vagina4
Inflammation over Veins in Leg4
Early Rupture of Membranes4
Jaundice4
Persistent Vomiting3
Spina Bifida3
Phlebitis3
Other Causes54
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