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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]
BOROUGH OF ROMFORD
To His Worship The Mayor, Aldermen, and Councillors of the Borough
Me. Mayor, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have the honour, herewith, to present to you, this, my Annual
Report upon the Health of the District for the year 1957.
This is the Twenty-fourth Report in the series, since I was appointed
your Medical Officer of Health, and it is drawn up in accordance with
the requirements of Article 17 (5) of the Sanitary Officers' (Outside
London) Regulations, 1935, and with Circular No. 1/58 of the Ministry
of Health, dated 13th January, 1958.
As explained in previous reports, my position is that of Medical
Officer of Health for the Borough, and Area Medical Officer for the
Romford Area of the Essex County Council, so far as the Part iii duties
of the National Health Service Act, 1946 are concerned. For convenience,
the functions of this dual appointment are commented upon in this
My best thanks, and appreciation, are again tendered to the members
of the Borough Council, and to those of the Health Area Sub-Committee;
to the members of my staff; and to my fellow officials for their kind
assistance throughout the year, and for their ever keen interest in all
matte pertaining to the health of the district.
Mr. Mayor, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
JAMES B. SAMSON,
Medical Officer of Health.
Public Health Department,
Town Tall, Romford,