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East Ham 1940

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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l6 such cases have been dealt with by the Society's Inspectors as the result of direct reference from the School Medical Service, during the year 1940. The following table indicates the work performed by the Society:-

Condition.Number of Cases.Treatment Obtained.Treatment Arranged.Cases under Observation.Moved out of Area.
Tonsils and Adenoids211--
Dental Caries211--
General Neglect21 improved-1-
Others104 improved15
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The fact that Court Proceedings wore avoided in every case
is deserving of special mention, and the Society is to be congratulated
upon the excellent results achieved.
BLIND. DEAF„ DEFECTIVE AND EPILEPTIC CHILDREN.
Mentally Defective Children.
Total number of children notified during the year ended
31st December 1940 by the Local Education Authority to
the Local Mental Deficiency Authority under the Mental
Deficiency (Notification of Children) Regulations 1928 7
The Day Special School for Mentally Defective Children
was closed at the outbreak of war and many of the children were
evacuated to Banstead or by private arrangements. No children
have been Certified as mentally defective during 1940.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
Owing to the evacuation of scholars and' closure of the
Secondary Schools, routine medical inspection was not carried
out during the year 1940.
EMPLOYMENT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS:
Twelve boys have been specially examined in accordance
with the Bye-laws, and these were found to be fit for employment.
No school children were examined under the Regulations
dealing with the Employment of Children at Entertainments.


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