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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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Supplemental Return, 1889.] VACCINATION.

Registration Sub-District.Number of Births returned in the Birth List Sheets—1888.Nos. of those births duly entered by the 31st January, 1890, in Cols 10, 11, and 13, of the Vaccination Register, (Birth List Sheets), viz :—No. of Births which on the 31st Jan. 1890, remained unentered in the Vaccination Register on account.Number of those Births remaining on 31st January neither duly entered in Vaccination Register (Col. 3, 4, 5, and 6 of this Return) nor-accounted in the Report Bk.
Col. 10, successfully vaccinated.Col. Insusceptible of vaccination.Had small-pox.Col. 13, Dead un-vaccinated.Postponement by Medical Certificate.Removed to Districts their vaccination officers of which have been apprised.Removed to places unknown.
East Battersea2520191125...230...46142931
West Battersea2561201515...246...362247...

Our combined report for the year 1888 concludes with the
following paragraph, which we think may equally well conclude
the present; as we perceive no reason to alter a single
"In the near future, compulsory notification of infectious
disease, power of removal to appropriate hospitals in cases
where proper and sufficient isolation of the sick from the
healthy cannot be otherwise secured, and the admission of all
cases of infectious disease, by whatever name called, into the
hospitals of the Metropolitan Asylums Board (the Sanitary
authority for the whole Metropolis for that purpose), will
effectually stamp out the disease of this class, which have in