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East Ham 1943

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

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HARTS SANATORIUM.
DR. PALMER, the Modical Superintendent, reports as follows.
preface.
During the year under review, the new extensions to the Sanatorium
were opened by Mr. Alderman Barton.
That the increased bod accommodation has been well used is shown by
a study of the Statistics. Fifty-two more patients were treated than
during the previous year, a total of 183 as against 131 in 1942.
In the field of collapse therapy, more and more use is being made
of artificial pneumothorax, and,where the collapse is held up by
adhesions, for these cases to bo sent for the appropriate surgical
treatment.
As far as tuberculosis is concerned, 1943 will be remembered as the
year when Mass Radiography and Financial Allowances were introduced by
the Government. Tuberculosis is a huge social problem, and it is hoped
that the prevention and cure of the disease will be greatly advanced by
the establishment of these schemes.

STATISTICS.

Discharges (including Deaths)183
Deaths (including three observation cases)27
Insured Patients139
Non—Insured Patients44
Number of beds available62
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IMMEDIATE RESULTS of treatment of PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS CASES:-
Discharged Quiescent 56 (36 Male and 20 Female)
(including 15 observation cases found
to be suffering from Pulmonary
Tuberculosis.)
Discharged Non-quiescent94 (50 Male and 44 Female)
(including 5 observation cases found
to be suffering from Pulmonary
Tuberculosis.)
Of these:-
Improved 70 (34 Male and 36 Female)
Not improved 24 (16 Male and 8 Female)
NON-PULMONARY CASES 1
(Found to bo suffering from Spinal Tuberculosis)
OBSERVATION CASES.
Of the 28 Observation Cases -
23 were found to be suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
3 were found to be non-tuberculous.
2 were doubtful, but did not remain long enough in the
Sanatorium for the diagnosis to be established.

ARTIFICIAL PNEUMOTHORAX.

Number of Inductions23
Number of Attempted Inductions10
Number of Refills given774
Number of Gas Replacements21
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