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Stepney 1939

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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Memo. 37/T (Revised).
Ministry of Health form T. 145.

Return relating to the work of the Dispensaries during the Year ending 31st December, 1939: —

DiagnosisPulmonary.Non-Pulmonary.Total.Grand Total.
A.—Number of Definite Cases of Tuberculosis on the Dispensary Register at the beginning of the Year6933316852625092577553811601091,405
B.—Number of New Cases diagnosed as Tuberculosis during the Year152531381411116166642414268
Transfers in to Borough211524221174244
C.—Number of Cases included in A and B written off the Dispensary Register during the Year as:—
(1) Recovered975221241187632
(2) Dead (all causes)882515412922617126
(3) Removed to other areas423313241444372790
(4) For other reasons612121722112
D.—Number of Definite Cases of Tuberculosis on the Dispensary Register at the end of the Year72233374506656102547883891761041,457

Special treatment.Pneumo-Thorax refills given to Tuberculosis patients at :—

No. of PatientsNo. of Attendances
Tuberculosis Officer's Clinic46501
Brompton Hospital8168
London Chest15175
Royal Chest9108
Colindale Hospital427
Finsen Light treatment at the London Hospital892
Gold injections at the London Chest Hospital19

Extra Nourishment.—456 grants were made to 151 persons, the
approximate cost being £410.