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Willesden 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Willesden]

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Table 45 Outworkers

Nature of workNo. of outworkers in August listNo. of instances of work in unwholesome premisesNotices served
Wearing apparel (making, etc.)12311
Household linen7
Curtains and furniture hangings5
Furniture and upholstery2
Artificial flowers1
Paper bags7
Making of boxes or other receptacles or parts thereof made wholly or partially of paper3
Carding, etc. of buttons, etc.15
Stuffed toys35
Cosaques, Christmas stockings, etc.5
Imitation jewellery and jewellery pads7
Lampshades3
Total21311
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There were no cases of default in sending lists to the Council, and there were no prosecutions.
CARE OF MOTHERS AND YOUNG CHILDREN

Table 46 Ante-natal Clinics

ClinicSessionsNew casesAttendancesAverage attendance per session
AntenatalPostnatalAntenatalPostnatal
Kilburn103347201,5032014.8
Pound Lane100365101.5661015.8
Stonebridge15066042,777418.5
Cricklewood (Sneyd Road)502192791215.9
Neasden (St. Catherine's)5269218423.6
Kensal Rise (St. Martin's)5123197119.0
South Kilburn (St. Luke's)501455682513.7
Totals:19605562,036438,4744315.3
19595621,894709,2157116.5
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Table 47 Births Hospital and domiciliary

19601959
Total notified live births3,5443,332
Born in institutions3,0692,891
Born at home475441
Percentage born in institutions86.686.9
Institutions
Central Middlesex Hospital1,2211,174
Kingsbury Maternity Hospital429498
Larger hospitals outside Willesden1,1591,092
Smaller hospitals outside Willesden244113
Nursing homes, etc.1614
3,0692,891
Home
County Midwives471436
Others15
Private Doctors3
475441
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