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 East Ham]
W. S. C. Reeve-Flaxman, the Ophthalmic Surgeon reports as follows :—
|School Clinic||Baby Clinic|
|Number of new cases||243||25|
|Glasses not necessary||29||6|
|Referred to hospitals||4||4|
|Admitted to Swanlev||1||1|
The Sight Saving Class held at Monega School before the
war has not been re-opened.
(g) Ear Disease.
The number of Aural Clinic Sessions held during the year
was 47, with a total attendance of 840.
(h) Dental Defects.
A total of 9,163 children were inspected in age groups from
four to 16 years. Of these 3,537 were found to require treatment
together with 533 " specials " referred by the Medical
Officers or the Head Teachers. The number of attendances for
treatment was 3,067, and 2,399 children were treated.
Mr. Ronald Savege, F.R.C.S., resumed his appointment as Consultant Aural Surgeon on his return from H.M. Forces. The following is the statistical report:—
|Chronic Otitis Media||45||36|
|Other Ear Cases||47||iS|
|Other Nose Cases||23||17|
|Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids||315||278|
|Other Throat Cases||28||15|