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]
Number of notified cases 54
Revision of diagnosis (tonsilitis) 27
Final number of proved diphtheria cases 27
Number of cases of diphtheria occurring in immunised
SHOWING TYPES OF DIPHTHERIA AND MORTALITY.
SHOWING SERUM ADMINISTRATION.
15 patients under 16,000 A.D.S.
23 patients from 16,000 to 48,000 A.D.S.
2 patients from 48,000 to 64,000 A.D.S.
7 patients from 64,000 to 140,000 A.D.S.
Complications and Paralysis.
Cardiac weakness 1
Palatal Paralysis and diaphragmatic paralysis 1
Ciliary Paralysis 1
The diaphragmatic paralysis was treated with a Bragg Paul
apparatus, borrowed from Ilford Isolation Hospital.
One late laryngeal tracheotomy was performed (died).
4 patients developed serum reaction.
Number of swabs examined 644
Swabs sent from outside 109
65 were found to be positive; among them was one aural