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Kingston upon Thames 1954

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

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During 1954, 115 families were helped, the form of
help being extra nourishment, clothing, money grants for
removals, bedding, fares, pocket money, etc., and a total
of £975 was expended from the funds of the Committee on
this work.
Owing to the very few cases occurring and requiring
attention the Corporation Cleansing Treatment Station has
been closed. Any cases referred by a General Medical
Practitioner are given a supply of treatment cream together
with printed instructions for home self-treatment. This
system has proved to be quite satisfactory for dealing with
the occasional minor infections which occur.
Daring 1954 there was no evidence of special
incidence of infestation by head lice.
D.D.T. preparations were used in addition to the
usual cleansing by water and soft soap or shampoo®
It was not necessary to take any statutory action
for infestation by head lice during the year.