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Stepney 1939

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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During the year, 54 complaints were received from the School Medical
Officer of school children found to be in a verminous condition. In each case
the home conditions were investigated by the Specialist Inspectors, and, as a
result, 51 premises were disinfested.
Notice was received from the L.C.C. that 44 families were being rehoused.
Each family was visited by the Specialist Inspectors and the old premises and
the tenants' effects were disinfested previous to the removal.
Public Health (Tuberculosis) Regulations, 1930. Ministry of Health. Form T.157
Revised 1939.

PART I—Summary of Notifications during the period from the 1st January, 1939. to the 31st December, 1939, in the area of the Metropolitan Borough of STEPNEY.

Age periodsFormal Notifications.
Number of Primary Notifications of new cases of TuberculosisTotal Notifications.
0—1—5—10—15—20—25—35-45—55—65—Total (all ages)
Pulmonary Males4368173532292513172206
,, Females12129102245426274
Non-pulmonary Males15336321122731
„ ,, Females43122311""1719


PART II.—New cases of Tuberculosis coming to the knowledge o£ the Medical Officer of Health during the above-mentioned period, otherwise than by formal notification.

Age periods0—1-5—10-15— 20—25—35—45—55-65—Total
Pulmonary Males11 51283223
„ Females11 322110
Non-pulmonary Males ...22
„ „ Females— 2125

The source or sources from which information as to the above-mentioned cases was obtained is stated below :—

Source of Information.No. of Cases.
Death Returnsfrom local Registrars124
transferable deaths from Registrar General
Posthumous notifications2
" Transfers " from other areas (other than transferable deaths)193
Other Sources

Small Pox and Vaccination.—No cases of smallpox were notified. There
were 2,796 births registered during 1938. Of these 1,125 were successfully
vaccinated. 1,112 Statutory declarations were received.