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Kingston upon Thames 1945

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston-upon-Thames]

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During 1945 there was no evidence of special incidence
of infestation by head lice. A considerable amount of
work was carried out to cleanse school children and family
contacts of these were dealt with concurrently.
D.D.T. preparations were used in addition to the usual
cleansing by water and soft soap or shampoo.
The measures described in "the report for 1943 are still
in force and fulfil the terms of Circular 2831, Ministry of
It was not found necessary to take any statutory action
for infestation by lice during the year.