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East Ham 1945

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

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The following cases have received convalescent home treatment under these arrangements during the year:—

Post-tonsillectomy11
Debility16
Air-raid shock1
Nervous debility10
Asthma3
Post-operative cases8
Rheumatic Carditis2
Cervical Adenitis2
Bronchitis23
Otitis Media2
Chorea2
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(g) Educationally Subnormal Children.
Twenty-one educationally subnormal children are attending
day special schools and one child is maintained in a special
boarding school.
(f) (h) (i) (k) Other categories of Handicapped Pupils.
One child suffering from epilepsy is maintained at a special
boarding school and two are awaiting admission.
MENTALLY DEFECTIVE CHILDREN,

Up to 1/4/45, the number of children examined for the purposes of the Mental Deficiency Acts was 6 who were classified as :—

Mentally deficient5
Morally deficient
Imbeciles-
Idiots-
Dull and Backward1
Recommended for special School Recommended for transfer to Committee for the care of the Mentally Defective5
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Children in respect of whom special examination was carried
out as from 1/4/45 'n accordance with Sec. 57 (1) of the Education
Act, 1944, numbered 25.


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