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Leyton 1923

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Leyton]

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These cases were attended to by the tuberculosis officer or
his staff and verbal and written instructions given as to the
necessary precautions to be taken to prevent the spread of the
Dr. Charlotte Brown attends at the Tuberculosis Dispensary,
180, High Road, Leyton, on:
Mondays: 2—4 p.m.
Dr. John Sorley:
Thursdays: 10 a.m.—12 p.m. and 6—8 p.m.
Fridays: 2—4 p.m.
Close co-operation is maintained between the tuberculosis
officer, who is appointed by the Essex County Council, and the
medical officer of health. The arrangements as set forth in the
report of the year 1913 have been continued.
The arrangements made by the County Council of Essex with
Dr. John Beale, Essex Public Health Laboratory, 91, Queen
Victoria Street, E.C.4, for the examination of specimens sent by
any Authority throughout the County, Ls being continued.
The following specimens were sent:—
Diphtheria 353
Ringworm 94
Sputum 20
There were 163 deaths during the year, giving a death-rate
of 1.23 per 1,000 of the population.
The Council provide two horsed ambulances for removal of
infectious cases.
A motor ambulance for non-infectious cases has been supplied
by the Red Cross Society and is under the control of the
Superintendent of the Fire Brigade.
The following verdicts were recorded at Inquests held in the
district during the year:—
Natural Causes 46
Accident 20

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