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Walthamstow 1933

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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5. Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions (Amendment)
Act, 1933.
6. Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933.
7. S.R.O. 1933, No. 20. Diseases of Animals.
8. Regulations made by the Walthamstow Borough Council,
under the Sheep Scab Order of 1928 (came into force 1st August,
(viii) Public Assistance.—Out-relief and institutional
treatment is provided by the Essex County Council. Mr. Pegram,

Clerk to the Essex County Council South-West Area Guardians' Committee, kindly states that the amount of relief provided in Walthamstow during the two years ended 31st December, 1933, was as follows:—

Total amount of out-relief granted to Walthamstow residents during year ended 31st December, 193353,48216143,815910
Average weekly number of Walthamstow residents in receipt of relief during year ended 31st December, 1933.Men890692

(ix) Midwives.
Number of Notices of Intention to practice January, 1933 18
Number of Notices of Intention to practice during 1933 8
Total 26
Number of Midwives ceasing practice during 1933 8
Number of Midwives practising at end of 1933 18
There was no change in the arrangements for the employment
or subsidy of Midwives by the Council.
(x) Maternal Mortality.—All maternal deaths are reported
upon by your Medical Officer of Health, with the co-operation of
the private practitioners and of the Hospital concerned (if any).
The investigations and reports are made on the lines suggested
by the Ministry of Health.
All cases of puerperal fever and pyrexia are visited by the
Health Visitors and also by the Inspector of Midwives or Medical
Officer of Health as and when necessary.