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Bromley 1955

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Bromley]


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    An analysis of the ages at death shows that of those registered:—
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    The following table of comparative rates per 1,000 population for the last six years of certain causes of death in the Borough, may be of interest:—
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    These figures give some indication of the seasonal trend of illness in the area, and it will be seen that the year 1955 followed the expected trend, i.e., that the highest incidence of illness occurred during January and February and then declined to its lowest level in August, and then gradually rose again towards the end of the year.
    Four weeks endingFirst.Number of certificates of incapacity. Intermediate.Final.
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    The following figures illustrate the amount of unemployment in the Borough during 1955 as compared with 1954.
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    Six hundred and three acres of land have been secured or reserved for public recreational purposes, representing 9.2 per cent . of the total acreage of the Borough.
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    Details of the Homes registered are:—
    AddressNo. of BedsNumber of new patients received during 1955
    SurgicalMedical and Chronic
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    Details of swabs, specimens, etc., sent to these laboratories are given below:—
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    DISINFECTION. Details of the work carried out during 1955 at the disinfecting station, Waldo Road Depot, are as follow:—
    Articles Treated.Articles Destroyed.
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    "The Vane " and " Town Court," Bickley. These homes are run by the Welfare Department of the London County Council and the following details have been furnished by the Chief Officer of that Department:—
    "Town Court""The Vane"
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    "Armstrong House," 1, Southlands Grove, Bickley. This Home is run by the S.O.S. Society, and I am indebted to the General Secretary for the following report:— Accommodation.
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    The following cases received assistance during the year:—
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    I. Inspections for purposes of provisions as to health.
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber ofOccupiers Prosecuted
    InspectionsWritten Notices
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    The following are the aggregate totals under the respective headings:—
    Total No. of Inspections and Visits.Total No. of Defects and Nuisances found.
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    In addition to the above, there were 1,592 interviews with owners, agents, etc.. on site and at the office, in connection with the above work.
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    Average results of the Chemical and Bacteriological examination of the water supplied to Bromley during the year 1955. (Parts per million unless otherwise stated.)
    Shortlands WellWest Wickham WellOrpington WellNorth Orpington WellDeptford WellThames-derived filtered water
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    Shortlands WellWest Wickham Wellorpington wellNorth orpington wellDeptford WellThames-derived filtered water
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    The following tabulation gives details of the work carried out by the rodent control staff during the year ending 31st March. 1956. In addition, six monthly maintenance treatments of the sewers in the area are made.
    TYPE OF PROPERTY Non-Agricultural
    Local AuthorityDwelling Houses (including Council Houses)All other (including business premises)Total of Cols. (1) (2) & (3)Agricultural
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    Local Authority (1)Dwelling Houses (including Council Houses) (2)All other (including business premises) (3)Total of Cols. (1) (2) & (3) (4)Agricultural (6)
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    The total storage capacity licensed during the year ending 31st March, 1956, was:—
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    Housing Statistics for the year 1955.
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    Lettings during 1955.
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    Samples taken.Result.
    ArticleFormal. Informal.Genuine.Inferior.Adult erated.Remarks
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    ArticleSamples taken.Result.AdulteratedRemarks
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    ArticleSamples taken.Genuine.Result. Inferior.AdulteratedRemarks
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    ArticleSamples taken.Result.Adulterated.Remarks
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    Two hundred and sixty-five shops and food premises have been registered under the above Act. as follow:—
    Manufacture, Sale or Storage of Ice Cream.Preparation and Manufacture of Preserved Foods etc.
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    MILK AND DAIRIES REGULATIONS. Fourteen Dairies have been registered under the above Regulations. and licences for the year 1955 were issued as under :—
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    Ice Cream.
    No. of Samples TakenDescriptionSatis.Unsatis.Methylene Blue Group
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    The standard of ice cream remains at a high level, and in no instance have pathogenic organisms been cultivated in any sample examined since the inception of the tests in 1947.
    YearGrade INo. of Samples%Grade II No. of Samples%Grade III No. of Samples%Grade IV No. of Samples%total No. of Samples
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    Carcases Inspected and Condemned.
    CattlexcludingCowsCowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigs
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    The following are details of the recordings in the Register for the year ended 31st December, 1955 :—
    Respiratory.Other forms.Total number of cases.
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    New cases attending Chest Clinic for the first time during 1955 :—
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    TABLE I. Summary of Statistics, 1955.
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    TABLE II. Causes of Death.
    1951195219531954Male1955 FemaleTotal
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    TABLE III. Infantile Mortality, 1955. (Compiled locally from Registrar's Death Returns)
    CAUSES OF DEATHUnder 1 Week1 and under 2 Weeks2 and under 3 Weeks3 and under 4 WeeksTotal under 4 Weeks1 month and under 3 Months3 months and under 6 Months6 Months and under 9 Months9 Months and under 12 MonthsTotal Deaths under 1 year
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    TABLE IV. Analysis of Causes of Infant Deaths. 1946 -1955.
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    TABLE V. Notifiable Infectious Diseases, 1955 Ward Distribution, Attack and Mortality Rate.
    DiseaseTotalWARDSCases removed to HospitalAttack Rate per 1,000 populationNo. of DeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 population
    PlaistowMartins HillTownSun-dridgeBickleyBromley CommonKeston and Hayes
  • Page 76
    TABLE VI. Notifiable Infectious Diseases, 1955—Seasonal Incidence.
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    TABLE VII. Summary of the Work of the Sanitary Inspectors for the year 1955.
    TYPE OF INSPECTION.On ComplaintRoutineRe-InspectionTotal VisitsNuisances Found
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    TABLE VII. (Continued)
    Type of InspectionOn ComplaintRoutineRe-InspectionTotal VisitsNuisances Found
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    TABLE VII. (Continued)
    TYPE OF INSPECTIONOn ComplaintRoutineRe-InspectionTotal VisitsNuisances Found
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    TABLE VIII. Nuisances, Defects, Contraventions, etc., Abated or Remedied in 1955.
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    TABLE VIII. (Continued)
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    Comparative rates of the general condition of the pupils examined during the past five years are as under:
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    MINOR AILMENTS. A total of 2,370 attendances were made at the various clinics for the treatment of minor ailments. Details of the main type of ailment treated are given below:
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    The following table gives details of incidence and number of cases of the various diseases notified
    DiseaseTotal No. of casesNo. admitted to HospitalSeasonal incidence
    Jan.Feb. Mar. Apl.MayJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct.Nov,, Dec.
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    A. Periodic Medical Inspections.
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    B. Other Inspections.
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    C. Pupils Found to Require Treatment. Number of Individual Pupils found at Periodic Medical Inspections to require treatment (excluding Dental Diseases and Infestation with Vermin).
    GroupFor defective vision (excluding squint)For any of the other conditions recorded in Table II.A.Total individual pupils
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    TABLE 11. A. Return of Defects Found by Medical Inspection.
    Defect Code No.Defect or DiseasePeriodic Inspections. No. of Defects.Special Inspections. No. of Defects.
    Requiring treatmentRequiring to be kept under observation but not requiring treatmentRequiring treatmentRequiring to be kept under observation but not requiring treatment
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    B. Classification of the General Condition of Pupils Inspected During the Year in the Age Groups.
    Age Groups (1)Number of Pupils Inspected (2)A—GoodB—FairC—Poor
    No. (3)% of Col. 2 (4)No. (5)%of Col. 2 (6)No. (7)%of Col. 2 (8)
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    Group I.—Diseases of the Skin. Number of cases treated or under treatment during the year:--
    By the Authority.Otherwise.
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    Group II.—Eye Diseases, Defective Vision and Squint.
    Number of cases dealt with:
    By the Authority.Otherwise.
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    Group III.—Diseases and Defects of Ear, Nose and Throat.
    Number of cases treated:
    Received operative treatment:By the Authority.Otherwise.
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    Group IV.—Orthopædic and Postural Defects.
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    TABLE IV. Dental Inspection, Treatment and Orthodontics.
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    TABLE V. Infestation with Vermin. Primary and Secondary Schools.
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    TABLE VI. Orthoptic Clinic.
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    TABLE VII. Year 1955. Handicapped Pupils Requiring Education at Special Schools (other than Hospital Schools) or Boarding in Boarding Homes.
    1. Blind2. Partially Sighted3. Deaf4. Partially Deaf5. Delicate6. Physically Handicapped7. Educationally Sub-normal8. Maladjusted9. EpilepticT 0 T A L 1-9
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    Nutrition Table.
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    Table of Defects found by Medical Inspection.
    Defect or Disease.Number of Defects: —
    Requiring treatment.Requiring observation