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 Clerkenwell, St James & St John]
|Small Pox.||Measles.||Scarlet Fever.||Hooping Cough.||Diarrhoea.||Typhus (in Fever Hospital.)||TOTALS.||Deaths from all causes.|
The veiy striking increase in the number of deaths from
Small Pox, amounting, in fact, to nearly half the excess of
mortality above the average, will at once attract attention.
During the year, this malady was quite epidemic in the metropolis,
and prevailed to a much greater extent than even in 1859 and
1800, when it was also extremely prevalent; and it visited this
Parish severely, as might be judged from the mortality it produced.
This complaint is so completely under the control of
vaccination, that no doubt, if vaccination were thoroughly carried