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East Ham 1945

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

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W. S. C. Reeve-Flaxman, the Ophthalmic Surgeon reports as follows :—

School ClinicBaby Clinic
Number of new cases24325
Glasses prescribed21419
Glasses not necessary296
Glasses obtained21419
Special treatment8612
Referred to hospitals44
Admitted to Swanlev11

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 Media4536
Other Ear Cases47iS
Chronic Rhinitis1769i
Other Nose Cases2317
Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids315278
Other Throat Cases2815