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]
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
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 periods||Formal Notifications.|
|Number of Primary Notifications of new cases of Tuberculosis||Total Notifications.|
|0—||1—||5—||10—||15—20—||25—||35-||45—||55—||65—||Total (all ages)|
|„ ,, Females||4||3||1||2||2||3||1||1||"||"||17||19|
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 periods||0—||1-||5—||10-||15— 20—25—||35—||45—||55-||65—||Total|
|Pulmonary Males||1||—||—||—||1 5||1||2||8||3||2||23|
|„ Females||—||1||—||—||1 3||2||2||—||—||1||10|
|Non-pulmonary Males ...||—||2||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||2|
|„ „ Females||— 2||1||—||—||2||5|
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 Returns||from local Registrars||12||4|
|transferable deaths from Registrar General||—||—|
|" Transfers " from other areas (other than transferable deaths)||19||3|
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.