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St Pancras 1917

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

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"Intern"Midwifery.—The number of St. Pancras births which took place in hospitals were as follows:—

University College Hospital92
Middlesex Hospital114
Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital198
City of London Lying-in Hospital74
*Duchess of Marlborough's Maternity Hospital, 21, Endsleigh St.68
St. Pancras House74
Other hospitals42

(or one sixth of the total number of births).
*Including paying patients.

Government Grants.

Government Grants were made during the year ended March 31st, 1918, in respect of Maternity and Child Welfare work as follows:—

From the Lon,al Government Board:—£s.d.
St. Pancras Borough Council11504
North St. Pancras School for Mothers (and branches)176185
*Passmore Edwards Settlement School for Mothers4081
Camden Town Centre, Greenland Street311411
Centres at Argyle Square and Falkland Road206I10
Maternity Nursing Association (for Infant Welfare Centre)611311
*The Four Boroughs Maternity Centres12776
*Maternity Nursing Association (for extern Midwifery and Maternity Nursing)20083
*University College Hospital (fur extern Midwifery and Infant Welfare Centre)907114
*Royal Free Hospital (for extern Midwifery and Infant Welfare Centre)27250
St. Pancras Dispensary (Infant Clinic)52100
From the Bt ard of Education:—
St. Pancras School for Mothers479181

* Including expenditure on work amongst residents ontside of Sl. P ireras.
61 deaths of infants under one year of age from diarrhoea and enteritis
were registered during 1917. The number of such deaths in each quarter of
the year was as follows :—
First quarter 17
Second ,, 11
Third ,, 17
Fourth „ 16
The number of deaths of children under 5 years of ago from diarrhoea and
enteritis was 80.