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Leyton 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]

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Table XI.— Number of Cases of Infectious Diseases as they occurred in the Four Chief

Wards of the District.

Leyton.Leyton stone.Barrow Green.Cann Hall.Total.
Small Pox80003
Scarlet Fever147847888397
Diphtheria57404989185
Typhoid8586554
Erysipelas4810181788
Membranous Croup10001
Puerperal Fever522812
291144153152740
Percentage of Cases40.919.418.022.5
„ in 190242.825.414.817.4
„ in 190147.121.011.520.3
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The reason I give for the Leyton Ward percentage being so much higher than the other Wards is because
of the greater number of Board Schools in the Ward, and the resultant larger infantile population.


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