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Dagenham 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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Children at minor ailment clinics during 1957 were as follows:—

Ashton Gardens1,184
Bentry School529
Becontree Avenue1,808
Five Elms4.759
Ford Road1,766
Hunters Hall (up to time of transfer)2,394
John Perry (up to time of transfer)85
King's Wood762
Oxlow Lane128
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Other Treatment Given

New cases treated
By the AuthorityOtherwise
(a) Miscellaneous minor ailments1,30845
(b) Other
(1) Heart and rheumatic diseases-10
(2) Hernia-12
(3) Major respiratory diseases-30
(4) Major digestive diseases-106
(5) Major injuries-45
(6) Other major diseases-72
(7) Enuresis-19
Diseases of the skin (excluding uncleanliness)
Number of new cases treated during the year
By the AuthorityOtherwise
Ringworm (Scalp)2-
Ringworm (Body)--
Other Skin Defects80611
Number of examinations made by Skin Specialists15
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Ear, Nose and Throat Defects
No. of children referred to Consultants during 1957 80
No. admitted for operation 154
Minor defects of the ear, nose and throat involving 192 children were treated at
school clinics.

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