London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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East Ham 1949

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

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Defects and treatment:


DefectNumber observedNumber treatedReferred for operationDischarged after treatment
Tonsils and Adenoids24847201240
Other throat conditions202020
Otitis Media and discharging ears434339
Other ear conditions7268488
Nasal deformities10918
Other nose conditions464649

Note:—Included in figures "Discharged after treatment" are some
defects which remained under treatment at the end of 1948.
Of the cases referred for operative treatment, 201 were for the
removal of tonsils and adenoids, two for mastoidectomy and two
for removal of polypi in the ear. The operations were performed
by Mr. Savege at the Children's Hospital, Balaam Street.
Ophthalmic Clinic.
Mr. S. C. Reeve Flaxman, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., continued to
attend the Ophthalmic Clinic on five sessions per fortnight until
his illness at the end of October.
Miss C. M. Fitzpatrick, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., is continuing
the Work of the clinic in a temporary capacity until arrangements
are concluded with the Regional Hospital Board.
The Clinic is at present organised in accordance with the
interim arrangements outlined in Circular 179/48.
Statistics are as follows:—
Number of clinic sessions 120
Number of children attending 1,898
Number of attendances 2,051
Number of children discharged 143