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St Pancras 1917

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras]


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    In the table below the notified births are also classified (in Registration Sub-Districts and Wards) according to the person in attendance upon the mother in her confinement.
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    1917. Next Deaths from stated causes at various Ages under 1 Year of Age.
    cause of death.Under 1 week.1 —2 weeks.2—3 weeks.3—4 weeks.Total under 4 weeks.4 weeks & under 3 months.3 months & under 6 months.6 months & under 9 months.9 months & under 12 months.Total Deaths under 1 year.
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    The figures have not been corrected for subsequent revision of diagnosis.
    DISEASES.At all Ages.At Ages—Years.
    Under 1.I and under 5.5 andunder 10.10 and under 15.15 and under 25.25 and under 65.65 and upwards.
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    The notifications of, and deaths from, the notifiable infectious diseases, are classified in the following table according to their Wards and Registration Sub-Districts:—
    INFECTIOUS DISEASES.notifications.deaths.
    West. WardSouth WardEast. WardNorth. WardNo Address.Whole Borough.West. WardSouth. WardEast. WardNorth. WardNo Address.Whole Borough
  • Page 16
    The work done during 1917 by the departmental staff is indicated by the following figures : —
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    The following applications were received during 1917, the first coming in on 7th November:—
    Mother or Infant.Nature of emergency.Fee paid.
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    The committee was subsequently appointed as a sub-committee of the Public Health Committee under the title Maternity and Child Welfare Advisory Sub-Committee and with the following membership:—
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    Continued from previous page...
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    Work of the Voluntary Institutions. The work done during 1917 at the 11 voluntary centres (and by the Borough Health Visitors) is shewn in the following table:—
    Attendances.Visits by Trained Visitors.No. of infant consultations held.No. of consultations for expectant mothers only.No. of trained visitors.‡
    Expectant Mothers.Children.Expectant Mothers.Children.
    New cases.Total attendancesNew cases.Total attendances.First visits.Total visits.First visits.Total Visits.
    Under 1 year.Over 1 year.Total.Under 1 year.Over 1 year.Total.
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    The number of names supplied was as follows:—
    Centres.Expectant Mothers.Births.
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    Midwifery Work. "Extern" Midwifery. —The number of St. Pancras mothers attended gratuitously at their confinements in their own homes during 1917, according to the birth notifications, was as follows:—
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    " Intern " Midwifery.— The number of St. Pancras births which took place in hospitals were as follows:—
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    Government Grants. Government Grants were made during the year ended March 31st, 1918, in respect of Maternity and Child Welfare work as follows:—
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    The cases are classified below according as the mothers were attended in their confinement by doctors, midwives, or medical students (in their own homes), or were delivered in hospital.
    Attended a birth byCases of Ophthalmia Neonatorum.Total number of births notified.No. of cases per 1000 births notified.
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    The results of treatment were as follows:—
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    In the following table the cases are classified according to the manner in which the patients were a'tended in their confinements :
    Confinement attended byNo. of cases of Puerperal Fever.Total number of births notified.No. of cases per 1000 births.
  • Page 26
    Public Health (Tuberculosis) Regulations, 1912. Summary of Notifications during the period from 31st December, 1916, to the 29 th December , 1917 (inclusive).
    Age Periods.Number of Notifications on Form A.Number of Notifications on Form B.Number of Notifications on Form C.Number of Notifications on Form D.
    Primary Notifications.Total Notifications (i.e., including cases previously notified by other Doctors).Primary Notifications.Total Notifications i.e., including cases previously notified by other Doctors).Poor Law Institutions.Sanatoria.Poor Law Institutions.Sanatoria.
    0 to 11 to 55 to to10 to 1515 to 2020 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 and upwards.Total.Under 55 to 1010 to 15Total.
  • Page 27
    This is equal to a death-rate of 2.38 (l.89 pulmonary, 0.49 non-pulmonary) for 1000 civilian population. The deaths are classified in the following table:—
    0-11-55—1515—2525—3535—4545—5555—0565—7575—8585 up.Total Males.0-11-35—1515—2525—3535—4545—5555-6565-7575—8585 up.Total Female.Total Persons.
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    In the next table the new cases notified during 1917 are similarly classified.
    Location of Disease.Ages.Total.
    0-55-1515 and upwards.
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    Work Done. The visiting work done during 1917 by the female visiting staff is indicated in the following table:-
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    Treatment of Tuberculosis. The work done during 1917 at the approved tuberculosis dispensaries, which are completely subsidised by the Borough Council and through them by the Local Government Board, the London County Council and the London Insurance Committee, is shown in the following table based on returns supplied by the dispensaries:—
    Tuberculosis Dispensary at University College Hospital.Tuberculosis Dispensary at St-Pancras Dispensary 39, Oakley SquareBranch Tuberculosis Dispensary of St. Pancras Dispensary at 182, Maiden Road.
    Insured persons.Uninsured persons.Total.Insured persons.Uninsured persons.Total.Insured persons.Uninsured persons.Total.
  • Page 33
    The 24 persons notified were treated as follows:—
    Cases notified.Not Typhoid.Diagnosis not contradicted.
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    The cases were notified or reported as follows:—
    Measles.German measles.
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    In the following table are set out the deaths and death-rates from measles for the past 10 years for the whole borough and the four registration sub-districts.
    Year.Deaths.Rate per 1,000 population.
    West.South.East.North.No addressWhole BoroughWest.South.East.North.Whole Borough
  • Page 36
    WHOOPING COUGH. In the following table will be found the deaths and death-rates from whooping cough for the past ten years for the whole borough and for the four registration sub-districts:—
    Year.Deaths.Rate per 1,000 population.
    WestsouthEast.NorthNo addressWhole BoroughWest.South.East.North.Whole Borough
  • Page 37
    SYPHILIS. In the following table are given the age and sex distribution of deaths certified during 1917 as due to (a) declared syphilis, (b) locomotor ataxy and general paralysis of the insane, which are believed by most experts to be late manifestat ons of the disease, and (c) aortic aneurysm, which many authorities now consider to be at any rate frequently caused by it:—
    0—11-55-1515—2526—8535—4545—5555—6565—7575—8585 up.Total Males.0-11-5_ 5-1515—2525 -3535-4545—5555—6565—7575—8585 up.Total Females.Total Persons.
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    The sex distribution of the deaths and death-rates is shown in the following table:—
    Sex.No. of Deaths.Death-rates per 1,000 males or females living (based on 1911 Census).
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    In accordance with the Housing (Inspection of District) Regulations, 1910, the following table is submitted for the year 1917:—
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    FACTORY AND WORKSHOP ACTS. The following five tables are those asked for by the Home Secretary:— 1.—Inspections made by Male and Female Sanitary Inspectors.
    Premises.Number of
    Inspections.Written Notices.Prosecutions.
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    2.—Defects Found.
    Particulars.Number of Defects.Number of Prosecutions.
    Found.Remedied.Referred to h. m. Inspectors.
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    4.—Registered Workshops.
    Workshops on the Register (See. 131) at the end of the year.Numbers.
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    5.—Other Matters.
    Class (1)Number (2)
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    It will be understood that the figures represent the position at the time of the inspector's visits. Changes will have occurred between that time and the completion of the new register, particularly in munition works.
    TRADE.Factories.Workshops or Workplaces.
    No. of Factories.Males Employed.Females Employed.No. of Workshops.Males Employed.Females Employed
    Over 18Under 18Over 18Under 18
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    The number of factories, workshops and workplaces aided to and remove:! from the register during 191 7 was as follows:—
    Added to register.Removed from register.
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    The number of inspections that were made during 1917 were as follows:—
    Factory and Workshop Inspector.Woman Sanitary Inspector.Total.
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    The details are given in the following table:—
    Articles of food of which samples have been taken.Total number samples.Genuine.Adulterated.
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    Summonses —Under the Sale of Food and Drugs Acts.
    No. of Sample.Article.Result of AnalysisDate of Hearing of Summons.Result of Proceedings.
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    Summonses. The following prosecutions were undertaken in respect of general Sanitary work:—
    Situation of Property.Offence.Date of Hearing of Summons.Result of Proceedings.
  • Page 49
    During the year the following work has been done under this heading:—
    First inspections.Consequent re-inspections.
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    The tests which have been applied to drains during 1917 are shown in the following table:—
    After Infectious Disease.Upon Complaint.Upon systematic InspectionOld Buildings.New Buildings at completion of work.Total.
    At commencement of work.At completion of work.
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    DISINFECTING AND CLEANSING STATION. Disinfection. The work done during the year by the disinfecting staff is shown in the following table:—
    Disease.No. of Cases.No. of Houses.No of Rooms Contents Disinfected or Destroyed.No. of Rooms Sprayed and Fumigated.
  • Page 51
    Below is shown the number of articles destroyed or disinfected during the year on account of infectious disease and verminousness
    Infectious DiseaseVerminousness.
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    The following table shows the number of persons cleansed and disinfected after having been in contact with infectious disease : —
    Males.Females.Children urder 10.
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    Cleansing Station. The amount of work done here during the year is indicated in the following table. The figures represent the number of attendances. At each attendance the person receives a bath, and his or her clothes are stored.
    Men.Women.Children under 15.Total.
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    BACTERIOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS. The following work has been done by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Chelsea Gardens, S.W.. at the expense of the borough in respect of St. Pancras persons:—
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    Inspections Made and Samples Taken under the Orders of the Food Controller.
    Samples.Mr. Rackham.Mr. Brown.Mr. Dillon,Mr. Akers.Mr. Walker.Mr. Landen.Mr. Jaffa.Mr. West.Mr. Auger.Mr. Child.All Inspections.In accordance with order.In contravention of order.Warning letters sent.No. of prosecutions.Result of Proceedings
  • Page 56
    Year.Population estimated to middle of each Year.Civil Popula-tion.Births.Total Deaths Registered in the District.Transferable DeathsNett Deaths belonging to the District.
    Uncorrected Number.Nett.of Nonresidents registered in the District.of Residents not registered in the District.Under 1 Year of Age.At all Ages.
    Number.Rate per l,000Nett Births.Number.Rate.
  • Page 57
    Table No. 2. Deaths Registered from all Causes for the Year 1917. Note.—The Deaths of Non-Residents occurring in Public Institutions situated in the Borough are excluded, and the Deaths of Residents occurring in Public Institutions situated beyond the limits of the Borough are included.
    Cause of Death.AGES.
    0 to 11 to 22 to 6Total under 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 to 7575 to 8585 and upwards.Totals.
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    Deaths Registered from all Causes for the Year, 1917—continued.
    Cause of Death.AGES.
    0 to 11 to 22 to 5Total under 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 to 7575 to 8585 and upwardsTotals
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    Deaths Registered from all Causes for the Year, 1917—continued.
    Cause of Death.AGES.
    0 to 11 to 22 to 5Total under 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 to 7575 to 8585 and upwardsTotals.
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    Deaths Registered from all Causes for the Year, 1917—continued.
    Cause of Death.AGES.
    0 to 11 to 22 to 5Total under 55 to 1010 to 1515 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 to 7575 to 8585 and upwardsTotals.
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    Table No. 3. Summary of Ages.
    0 to 11 to 22 to 5Total under 5 years5 to 1010 to 1515 to 2525 to 3535 to 4545 to 5555 to 6565 to 7575 to 8585 and upwardsTotals.
  • Page 62
    Table No. 4. METEOROLOGICAL TABLE FOR SAINT PANCRAS, 1917. (Extracted from the Monthly Returns of the Metorological Office.) Deduced from Observations at Camden Square, n.w., under the Superintendence of H. Robert Mill,, ll.d.
  • Page 63
    Table No. 5. Inspections and Re-inspections made by District Inspectors and temporary Women Inspectors and by Factory and Workshop (Male) Inspector during the year 1917.
    DUTIES AND PREMISES.Male Inspectors.Temporary Women InspectorsTotal.
  • Page 64
    Table No. 6. Inspections and Re-Inspections and other work of the Food Inspectors during 1917.
    DUTIES AND PREMISES.Visits and Inspections.Re-Inspections after Intimation Notices.
    Mr. Auger.Mr. Child.Totals.Mr. Auger.Mr. Child.Totals.
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    Table No. 7. Visits, etc., made by Women Inspectors during 1917.
    DUTIES.First Visits.Re-Visits.
    Miss Bibby.Miss SmithMiss Giles.* Miss Payne.* Miss MacKenzie.Mrs. Hunter.Miss Anderson.Whole Borough.Miss Bibby.Miss Smith.Miss Giles.*Miss Pavne.*Miss MacKenzie.Mrs. Hunter.Miss Anderson.Whole Borough.
  • Page 66
    Table N o. 8. Total Number of Inspections and Re-inspections made by individual Inspectors during the year 1917.
    Inspector.Inspections.Re-in-spections." Food Control."Total.
  • Page 67
    Table No. 9. Intimations as to Nuisances and Breaches of Statutes and By-laws served by the Sanitary Inspectors during 1917.
    Schedule of Nuisances.Whole Borough.
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    Table No. 10.
    Registered Tenement Houses—Breaches of By-Laws.Whole Borough.
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    Table No. 11.
    Factories, Workshops aid Work Places—Breaches of Statutes.Whole Borough.
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    Table No. 12.
    Breaches of other Statutes and Statutory By-laws.Whole Borough.