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Orpington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Orpington]

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New Cases and Mortality, 1960.

Age GroupsNew Cases notified or otherwise revealed. (Not including Inward Transfers)*Deaths
PulmonaryNon-PulmonaryPulmonaryNon-Pulmonary
M.F.M.F.M.F.M.F.
Under 5--------
5-142-------
15-2423-1---
25-4435211
45-6464__1__1
65 and over1---51--
Age unknown-
*Inward Transfers14122821
1391-
272112
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The number of new cases of tuberculosis notified during the
year was 28, and there were three deaths from this disease in 1960.
This maintains the low level of new cases noted last year and is
a further indication of the progress being made in the control of this
disease.
Chest Clinic.
Dr. D. G. Madigan, Physician in Charge, has kindly furnished
the following details:—

New cases attending the Chest Clinic for the first time during

1960

Adults.Children. under 15 yrs. of age.
M.F.M.F.
Pulmonary Tuberculosis25191
Non-Pulmonary Tuberculosis11-
Non-Tuberculosis67465158
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New contacts examined during 1960 (not included in the above
figures):—
Non-Tuberculous, 223.
Tuberculous, Nil.
B.C.G. Vaccination of contacts, 85.
Number of patients who completed a course of hospital or sanatorium
treatment during 1960, 45.
Public Health (Prevention of Tuberculosis) Regulations, 1925.
Section 172, Public Health Act, 1936.
No action was taken by the Local Authority under these
Regulations during 1960.
Mass X-ray.
No general survey was undertaken in the area during the year
under review.


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