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Ilford 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]

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Minor Injuries18
Rheumatism4
Other Defects and Diseases44
Total number of ailments807
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RECUPERATIVE HOLIDAYS.
During 1961 20 Children were recommended for recuperative
holidays and were placed by the Borough Education
Officer.
SPECIAL CLINICS

OPHTHALMIC CLINIC

The following table summarises the attendance of school children:-

ClinicSessionsNew CasesOld CasesAttendances
Kenwood Gardens992068691,541
Mayesbrook961555291,328
Manford Way111377169
Totals2063 741,4753,038
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889 complete pairs of spectacles were provided,
some of these being renewals after breakages. In addition,
in 311 cases the lenses of spectacles were replaced or repairs
of frames were carried out.
Dr. H. J. R. Thorne, M.B., B.S., D.O., D.O.M.S.
the Ophthalmologist, reports as follows:-
"The School Eye Clinic has continued to function
smoothly and satisfactorily.
The Clinic has been well attended at all times throughout
the year. The cases seen call for no special comment
the usual school eye clinic "mixture" with refractive errors
and squints predominating but with a few cases of congenital
abnormalities and odd cases of pathological change.


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