Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]
the certificate of the Life Saving Society. The value of this cannot be
over-estimated. In the matter of health, cleanliness, exercise, and the
future of those who visit the Baths there is everything to recommend
the Council's action. In hardly any athletic sport are all the muscles
called into play as in swimming, and if the Baths were universally
adopted as part of Council School curriculum it would be of immense
value to the whole nation.
During the year 3198 births were registered, that is 75 less than
in 1903, and 95 more than the average for the past five years. Of the
3198, 1667 were males and 1531 females.
The birth-rate is 30.07, compared with 32.08 last year, and 31.52
in 1902. That for England and Wales is 27-9; for Rural England
and Wales, 26.8; in 76 great towns, 29.1; and 142 smaller towns, 27.5.
In the Union Workhouse 162 births occurred. Males, 89;
Table I.—Births for the last 5 years.
|Average rate for past five years is 3103.|
The total number of deaths is 2270, 1192 males and 1078 females,
or 294 more than in 1903.
Table II.—Deaths for the last 5 years
|1900||1867, of which 1179 belong to the District proper|
|1901||2016 ,, ,, 1243 ,, ,, ,,|
|1902||2029 ,, ,, 1183 ,, ,, ,,|
|1903||1976 ,, ,, 1112 ,, ,,|
|1904||2270 ,, ,, 1370 ,, ,, ,,|