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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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Name and Address of Vendor.Description of Article.Result of Analysis.Fine and Costs.
Susannah Briggs, 3, Clyde Terrace, Swaby RoadPepper13 3 per cent. mineral matter£s.d-
126
George Wiffen, 1 Knowsley RoadCoffee20 per cent. Chicory2126
Charles Sussens, 21, Granfield StreetMargarineMargarine not fully labelled100
E. Williams, 130, Bridge Road100
Richard Vaughan, 145, Bridge Road WestButterMargarine not fully labelled126
Esther Bradley, 99, Church RoadMargarine126
Emma Joyner, 59, Bridge Road West100
Ann Maria Allen, 52, Surrey Lane0120
E. Biggs, 26, Spicer Street120
Henry Hillyer, 65, Bridge Road320
William Robinson, 2, Thessaly Terrace New RoadMilk22 per cent. of extraneous water0176
Louisa Miller, 5, Hartington Terrace, Queen's Road50 per cent. fat abstracted050
James Scott, 87, Dorset Street14 per cent. extraneous water0136
Joseph Saunders, 71, Battersea Park RoadButterMargarine not labelled120
Ellen Woodberry, 9, Battersea Park- Road120
William Hobbs, 128, New Road1120
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The Sanitary Committee, acting on behalf of the Vestry in
the selection of articles for analysis, have had regard to the high
rate of mortality which exists among very young children,
which is doubtless due in many instances to the inferior quality
of the milk, which constitutes their sole diet, and they have
continued to give special attention to this important article of
food.


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