Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]
|Date and place||Lecture||Films||Chairman|
|10th January, St. George's Town Hall||"Social Hygiene" (for adults) by Dr. I. Feld-man (Br. Soc. Hyg. Council).||" Trial for Marriage"||Cr. (Mrs.) Bunn (Chairman of Public Health Committee). Attendance 400.|
|19th January, Liraehouse Library||" Tragedy in the Family" (Diph. Immunisation) by Dr. W. W. King Brown (Med. Off. for Diph. Immunisation)||" Circulation " " The Empty Bed "||Cr. (Mrs.) O'Connor (Chairman of Maternity and ChildWelfare Committee) Attendance 157.|
|14th February Limehouse Town Hall||"Social Hygiene" (for adults) by Dr. R. Forgan (Br. Soc. Hyg. Council).||" Trial for Marriage"||Cr. (Mrs.) Bunn (Chairman of Public Health Committee). Attendance 400.|
|28th February, Limehouse Library||" The Conquest of Tuberculosis '' by Dr. J. W. Crawford (Asst. Tuberculosis Officer)||" Contacts " " Consequences "||Cr. (Mrs.) Bunn (Chairman of Public Health Committee). Attendance 95.|
|22nd March, Dame Colet House||"Body Fitness" (Talk to fathers) by Dr. E. J. O'Keeffe (Dep. M.O.H.)||Attendance 100.|
|8th December, Limehouse Library||'' Food and Health '' (Afternoon lecture to mothers) by Dr. E. J. O' Keeffe.||" Empty bed "||Cr. (Mrs.)O'Connor (Chairman Maternity and Child Welfare Committee). Attendance 85.|
|January||School Health Services||350||100||25||10,575|
|July||National Fitness ...||350||100||-||10,000|
In addition, 7,000 leaflets on health subjects, and booklets on "Nutrition"
and " Advice to Fathers and Mothers " were distributed at the lectures.
Much enthusiasm was shown by the staff, and considerable work put in
after hours and otherwise in connection with the lectures and distribution of
literature, etc. I am most grateful for their help in this most important
work, and there is no doubt an untold amount of good must have been done
for the cause of the Health of the Public, by this most useful effort in propaganda.