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East Ham 1950

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

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The number of sessions has been Increased to three per week
Statistics are as follows
Number of clinic sessions 150
Number of children attending 1,491
Number of attendances 2,972
Number of children discharged 77
Defective Vision and Squint Eye Disease
New cases 238 Treated at clinic 86
Re-examinations 1,167 Referred to hospital 16
Glasses prescribed 888
+Glasses obtained 904
Glasses not required 66
Referred to hospital 75
+ Information from Local Executive Committee.
The following cases were referred to hospital for treatment :-
Defective vision 3
Squint 69
Defect of Retina 2
Nystagmus 1
Cyst 4
Blepharitis
Conjunctivitis 1
Other conditions for investigation 8
DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION CLINIC.
Immunisation clinics are held weekly at the Town Hall Annexe and
Manor Park, Every opportunity is taken during medical inspection at schools
and in the course of School Health clinics, to impress upon the parents the
efficacy of immunisation. The need for re-inoculation of children admitted
to school for the first time is stressed by teachers and by the use of posters,
leaflets, etc.
The work of the clinics is shewn in the following summary
Number of clinic sessions 80
Number of children completely immunised 112
Number of children re-inoculated 94
Percentage of children of school age completely
immunised 65.7
CHEST CLINIC.
As In previous years a considerable number of children have been
referred to the East Ham Chest Clinic for full pathological and radiological
Investigation of doubtful chest conditions. The number of tuberculosis
notifications received during the year for children of school age was
Pulmonary 15
Non-pulmonary 1

TABLE 52.

CategoryNumber ascertainedRecommendation
Day Special SchoolBoarding Special SchoolOrdinary School with special treatment
Blind1---
Partially Sighted111-
Deaf1-11
Partially Deaf---10
De11cate15-105
D1abetic---1
Educationally Sub-normal26-12
Epileptic---1
Maladjusted--11
Physically Handicapped9271
Suffering from Speech Defect77--77
E,S.N. and Physically Handicapped11--
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