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Dagenham 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Dagenham]

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Diseases and defects of Ear, Nose and Throat

Number of cases treated
Received operative treatment (a) For diseases of the earBy the AuthorityOtherwise
-13
(b) For adenoids and chronic tonsillitis-141
Received other forms of treatment19236
Total192190
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CHILDREN FOUND AT PERIODIC MEDICAL INSPECTION TO HAVE UNDERGONE TONSILLECTOMY

Age GroupNumber InspectedNumber found to have undergone tonsillectomy
BoysGirlsBoysGirls
5 years9689654653
10—12 + years1,06889712394
14 years9018346885
Other periodic11885113
Total3,0552,781248235
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Employment of Children
159 pupils were examined for fitness for employment out of school hours, and
certificates given to all these children.
Medical Examination of Staff
The following examinations were carried out by the medical officer during the year:—
(а) New Appointments:—
1. Intending Teachers (Forms 28 RQ) 27
2. Entrants to Teachers' Training Colleges (Forms 4
R.T.C.) 16
3. Essex County Council 81
* 4. Dagenham Borough Council 318
5. Other Authorities 2
(b) Under Sickness Regulations 4
Number of consultations with specialists arranged 101
60


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