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Leyton 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]

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Meanwhile tenders for fencing in and planting the site with
trees had been asked for, and were received and considered in
Council on October 6th, 1903, that of Mr. White for fencing
(£403 12s. 3d.), and planting trees Mr. J. Russell (£60 8s. 6d.) being
accepted.
An application was made to the Local Government Board for
sanction to loan for fencing and planting trees on October 15th, and
sanction for same received on November 3rd. The fencing and
planting of 740 trees was completed in January, 1904.
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS.
WEST HAM UNION WORKHOUSE AND SCHOOLS.
Births:—There were 150 births—83 males and 67 females—a total
22 more than last year.

Deaths:—There were 719 deaths.

Chief Causes of Death.Total.
Scarlet Fever2
Measles
Typhoid11
Erysipelas2
Rheumatism2
Diarrhœa33
Phthisis128
Tubercular Diseases other than Phthisis9
Respiratory (Diseases of Organs)77
Heart Disease104
Premature Birth2
Influenza1
Whooping Cough1
Cancer57
Violence12
Diphtheria
Puerperal Fever
All other278
Total719
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Cases of Infectious Disease occurring in the Union.
Scarlet Fever 31 cases, of which 3 were imported.
Diphtheria 2 ,, 1 „
Typhoid 100 „ 56 „
Erysipelas 48 „ 18 „
Puerperal Fever 2 „ 1 „


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