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East Ham 1950

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

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MASS RADIOGRAPHY UNIT.
The Unit from the West Ham Hospital Management Committee operated
from Church Road Clinic from 29/11/50 to 3.8/1/51 and from the Drill Hall,
Vicarage Lane, from 24/1/51 to 5/2/51.

Dr. Lawless, the Medical Director, who kindly provided the following information, Intimated the response had been very disappointing.

Church Road ClinicDrill HallGrand Total
MFTotalMFTotal
Factories, Workplaces &c9517741,7255675321,0992,824
Doctors' cases17385511213287
Public Sessions4365009361052083131,249
Totals1,4041,3122,7166837611,4444,160
MalesFemalesTotal
No. of attendances for miniature Xray2,0872,0734,160
No. passed as normal on miniature or subsequent large film examination1,9291,9693,898
Percentage normal92.4394.9893.7
No. showing some abnormality158104262
Percentage showing some abnormality7.575.026.3
Classification of abnormalities noted
Congenital bony abnormalities11314
Chronic bronchitis and emphysema24630
Other respiratory disease28937
Heart disease - congenital or acquired6814
Tuberculous lesions - all forms5861119
Miscellaneous311748
Totals158104262
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The 119 tuberculous lesions are further analysed as follows:-

MalesFemalesTotal
InactivePrimary142640
TuberculosisPost primary352863
Totals4954103
RadiologicallyPrimaryl-1
Active Tuberculosis)Post primary7714
T.B. pleural effusion1-l
Totals9116
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There were therefore, 16 cases of active tuberculosis discovered
by the survey a ratio of 3.84 per 1,000 examinations, which is slightly below
the national figure for Mass Radiography Surveys.
There was no untoward incidence of respiratory disease in any
group examined.
WATER SUPPLY.
(i) The water supply of the Borough in its several parts has been
satisfactory both in quality and quantity.


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