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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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infectious From October 30th to December 28th, the period
Diseases
Notified. during which the Infectious Diseases (Notification)
Act was in force, the following were notified in East
Battersea:—
Scarlet Fever 43
Diphtheria 27
Erysipelas 24
Enteric Fever 7
Continued Fever 1
Total cases 102
Comment upon the Act and the diseases not included
amongst those to be notified will be found in the general report
for the whole parish.
TABLE VIII.
Summary of sanitary operations in East Battersea during
the years 1888 and 1889:—
1888.
1889.
Number of Houses and Premises Inspected
12,743
12,388
First Notices Served
999
1,383
Second Notices Served
154
136
Number of Houses Disinfected and Cleansed
after Infectious Diseases
176
95
Overcrowding Abated
15
13
Premises Cleansed and Repaired
164
128
Defective Drains Cleansed and Repaired
338
634
Sink and Waste Pipes Altered to Discharge
Outside over Gullies or Syphon Traps
Fixed
572
628
Water Closets Cleansed and Repaired
47
69
Water Closets, supply of water laid on
505
636
Urinals Cleansed
4
3
Accumulations of Manure Removed
10
7
Cesspools Abolished
16
1
Dust Bins Provided
180
159
Mews and Stables Drained and Paved
12
4
Yards Drained and Paved
7
88
Leaky House-roofs and Gutters Repaired
32
90
Houses Supplied with Water
9
10
Cisterns Covered and Repaired
242
252
Houses Supplied with Disinfectants
1,100
487
Proceedings Ordered by Vestry
34
142
Summonses Issued
5
20
Magisterial Orders Obtained and Enforced
3
20
Three trunks of plaice were ordered to be destroyed as
unfit for human food, being the only unsound food detected
during the year; a great contrast with the large quantities of
diseased and decomposed food condemned in former years.


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