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Finchley 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finchley]

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Table A6- Continued.

Area of district in acres (exclusive of area covered by water).3,384Total population at all ages22,126At Census of 1901.
Number of inhabited houses3,949
Average number of persons per house5.6
I. Institutions within the District receiving sick and infirm persons from outside the District.2. Institutions outside the District receiving sick and infirm persons from the District.
Convent of the Good Shepherd. Woodside Home.Royal Free Hospital. St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
Convalescent Home. East Finchley.Hospital for Women, Soho. Islington Infirmary.
Small-pox Isolation Hospital. Home for Homeless Babies, Fallow Corner, North Finchley.Middlesex Hospital Children's Hospital, Great Ormond Street. Salvation Army Maternity Home Great Northern Hospital. Royal Chest Hospital. London Temperance Hospital. Northumberland House Asylum, Stoke Newington. Hackney Infirmary. University College Hospital.
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Infectious Diseases and the Measures taken to Prevent
their Spread.
It will be seen from Table B that 159 notification
certificates of infectious illness were received from medical
practitioners in the District, as against 189 in the preceding
year, and 151 in 1901.
The 159 cases represent infection in 126 different houses,
each of which was subsequently disinfected by the Sanitary
Authority. At least one visit was paid to every house infected,
and it was ascertained that in 29 of the 126 infected houses there
were grave sanitary defects; in 35 the sanitary defects were
slight, and in 62 there were no sanitary defects. In forming these


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