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East Ham 1948

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

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GROUP I.—Minor Ailments (excluding Uncleanliness).


Number of Defects treated or under treatment during the year
Skin—Ringworm—Scalp :
(i) X-Ray treatment
(ii) Other treatment1
Other skin diseases578
Eye Disease—external and other but excluding errors of refraction, squint and cases admitted to hospital191
Ear Defects—excluding treatment for serious diseases (operative treatment in hospital) which are recorded in the body of the Report ...179
Miscellaneous (minor injuries, bruises, sores, chilblains, etc.)304
Other conditions not classifiable under the above headings2,251
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(b) Total number of attendances at Authority's
minor ailment clinics 14,533

GROUP II. —Defective Vision and Squint (excluding Eye Disease treated as Minor Ailments—Group I.)

No. of Defects dealt with
Errors of Refraction (including squint)1,349
Other defect or disease of the eyes (excluding those recorded in Group I)103
Number of Pupils for whom spectacles were:
(a) Prescribed1,168
(b) Obtained*See note below
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(* Since 5/7/48 when the issue of spectacles through the school clinic
was discontinued, it is assumed that spectacles have been obtained
in all cases where prescribed.)

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