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Finchley 1925

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finchley]


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    Chief Occupations. Males Over 12.
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    Infantile Mortality rate, 58,
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    Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
    Number of Adults.Beds. Children.Type of Case.
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    Clinics and Treatment Centres.
    Name and SituationNature of Accommodation.By whom provided.
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    Infant Mortality during the Year 1925. Deaths from stated causes at various ages under one year of age.
    Causes of Death.Under 1 week.1-2 weeks.2-3 weeks.3-4 weeks.Total under 4 weeks.4 weeks and under 3 months.3-6 months.6-9 months.9-12 months.Total Deaths under 1 year.WARDS,
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    Causes of, and Ages at, Death during the Year 1925.
    CAUSES OF DEATH.NET DEATHS AT THE SUBJOINED AGES OF "RESIDENTS" WHETHER OCCURRING WITHIN OR WITHOUT THE DISTRICT.Total Deaths whether of ' Residents ' or ' Non-Residents' in Institutions in the DistrictWARDS.
    All Ages.Under 1.1 and under 2.2 and under 5.5 and under 15.15 and under 25.25 and under 45.45 and 65 and under up-65. wards.North Ward.East Ward.West Ward.
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    Vital Statistics for the past Twenty Years.
    Year.Total Births.Birth Rate.Total Deaths.Death Rate.Total Infant Deaths.i Infantile mortality rate.Deaths from Measles.Deaths from Whooping Cough,Deaths from Diarrhoea, (under 2 years).
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    HOUSING. The following figures with regard to housing conditions in Finchley have been extracted from the census returns of 192 1 :—
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    These houses were inspected prior to the war, and have been re-inspected during the past few years.
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    The following is a list of the new houses erected in the district during the past five years:—
    By the Local Authority.By Private Enterprise.Total.
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    L ist of Samples taken in Finchley during the Year ended 31 st December, 1925.
    Article.Samples taken.Adulterated.
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    1.—Inspection of Factories, Workshops and Workplaces. Including Inspections made by Sanitary Inspectors or Inspectors of Nuisances.
    Premises.Number of
    InspectionsWritten Notices.Occupiers prosecuted.
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    3.—Outwork in Unwholesome Premises, Section 108.
    Nature of Work.Instances.Notices served.Prosecutions.
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    Notification of Infectious Diseases and Return Cases of Scarlet Fever for the past Five Years.
    Year,DiphtheriaEnteric Fever.Influenzal Pneumonia.Pneumonia (other forms).Erysipelas.Encephalitis. Lethargica.Puerperal SepticaemiaOphthalmia Neonatorum.Malaria.PoliomyelitisDiphtheria and Sc. Fever.Scarlet Fever.Return cases of Scarlet Fever.
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    The bacteriological work for the district is mostly carried out at the Joint Isolation Hospital, and during 1925 the following specimens were dealt with :—
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    Death-Rate from Influenza and Cancer, 1921-1925.
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    Housing Conditions.
    Less than 1 person per room.1-2 persons per room.More than 2 persons per room.
    Cases under 15 years of age.Suscepti. bles (including those attacked, under 15 years of age.Cases under 15 years of age.Suscepti-bles, including those attacked, under 15 years of age.Cases under 15 years of age.Suscepti-bles, including those attacked, under 15 years of age.
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    Notifiable Diseases during the Year 1925.
    DISEASE.Under 1 year.1 and under 2 years.2 and under 3 years.3 and under 4 years.4 and under 5 years.5 and under to years.10 and under 15 years.15 and under 20 years.20 and under 35 years.35 and under 45 years.45 and under 65 years.65 years and over.Total.WARDS.Removed to Hospital.
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    Dr. Dobson, the Tuberculosis Officer, has been good enough to supply me with the following figures:—
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    Tuberculosis during the Year 1925.
    Age-Periods,New Cases.Deaths.
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    The maternal mortality for the past five years is shown in the following table.
    YEARNumber of Births.maternal Mortality
    Number of Deaths.Deaths per 1,000 Births.
    SepsisOther CausesTotal Child birth
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    The incidence of puerperal fever and ophthalmia neonatorum in the district continues to be low. The numbers notified during the last five years are as follows :—
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    Inspections. The total number of inspections made in regard to each section of work is recorded in the appended table, together with a summary of the sanitary improvements carried out:—
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    Summary of Sanitary Improvements Carried Out.
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    Complaints. Two hundred and seventy-eight complaints were received with reference to the following matters, viz.:—
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    Premises Periodically Inspected. The following premises were visited periodically during the year and any matters found requiring attention were dealt with.
    Description of Premises.No. in District.
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    The businesses carried on at the respective premises are as follows:—
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    These premises have been visited from time to time, and as a result of action taken by the department the following works have been carried out:—
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    During the five years, 1921—25, covered by this survey report, the following houses were dealt with under this heading:, namelv:—
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    An analysis of the house-to-house records for the years 1921-25 has been made and the following statistical information compiled therefrom:—
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    During the year 1925 the slaughterhouses have been visited on no less than 855 occasions, and the number of animals inspected was as follows:—
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    The number of private slaughterhouses in use in Finchley at the dates mentioned hereunder was as follows:—
    Type of Slaughterhouse1920In January, 1925In December, 1925
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    behalf of the Council. The following is a summary of the Bacteriologists' reports upon these samples:—
    No. cf Sample.Bacteria per c.c.Presence of 3acillus Coli in 48 hours.Remarks.
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    School.Department.Accommodation.Average attendance 1925.
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    Exclusion of School Children on account of Infectious Disease.
    Disease.PATIENTS. Period of exclusion.CONTACTS. Period of exclusion.
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    The following is a summary of the work done by the School Nurses during the year:—
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    Parents' Contributions Towards Cost of Treatment. The sums recovered from parents in respect of dental and medical treatment are as follows:—
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    TABLE I. Return of Medical Inspections. A.— Routine Medical Inspections. Number of Code Group Inspections:—
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    TABLE II A.— Return of Defects found by Medical Inspection in the year ended 31st December, 1925. Routine Inspections. Special Inspections.
    Requiring Treatment.Requiring to be kept under observation but not requiring treatment.Requiring treatment.Requiring to be kept under observation but not requiring treatment.
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    TABLE II. B.— Number of Individual Children found at Routine Inspection to Require Treatment (excluding Uncleanliness and Dental Diseases).
    Group.Number of Children.Percentage of Children found to require treatment.
    Inspected.Found to require treatment.
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    TABLE III. Return of all Exceptional Children in the Area.
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    Treatment Table. Group I.—Minor Ailments (excluding uncleanliness, for which see Group V.).
    Disease or Defect.Number of Defects treated, or under treatment during the year.
    Under the Authority's Scheme.Otherwise.Total.
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    TABLE IV. (continued). Group II.—Defective Vision and Squint (excluding Minor Eye Defects treated as Minor Ailments— Group I.).
    Defect or Disease.Number of Defects dealt with.
    Under the Authority's Scheme,Submitted to refraction by private practitioner or at hospital, apart from the Authority's Scheme.Otherwise.Total.
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    Group III.—Treatment of Defects of Nose and Throat. Number of Defects.
    Received Operative Treatment,Received other forms of treatment.Total number treated.
    Under the Authority's Scheme in Clinic or Hospital.By Private Practitioner or Hospital, apart from the Authority's SchemeTotal.