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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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of 1125 of residents in the district would give a gross death
rate of 13.37 per thousand for the year 1889. This is by far the
most onerous test of the mortality of a district, and speaks well
for the salubrity of East Battersea.
The details shew that 101 died in the various hospitals of
the Metropolis, 49 in the Union Infirmary, eight in the
infectious disease Hospitals of the Metropolitan Asylums' Board,
eight in the County Lunatic Asylum, while one man died
suddenly in the Vestry Yard of Saint George in the East, and
the body of another man was found in the River Thames, at
Wapping.

TABLE V.

Deaths in Public Institutions.

DISEASE.Total.Sex.Age.Institutions.Elsewhere.
Male.Female.Under 1.1 to 60.60 and d upwardsUnion InfirmaryGeneral & Special HospitalsAsylums' Board Hospitals.County ana other Lunatic Asylums.
Small Pox.................................
Scarlet Fever4...413.........4......
Diphtheria62415......51......
Enteric Fever11......1.........1......
Whooping Cough.................................
Measles.................................
Other Zymotic Diseases32121......3.........
Tubercular Diseases412912...38318221......
Cancer113......9238.........
Respiratory Diseases281117...225101512...
Circulatory Diseases22139...1841010...11
Nervous Diseases1495...14...36...5...
Other Diseases2412125116519.........
Violence1412......131...13......1
Total1689474101372149101882
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Deaths from Non-Zymotic Diseases. The non-zymotic diseases which proved fatal during
as usual, varied but slightly from the
normal number, a proof, in an increasing 1 Population, of a high


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