Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
Of the 7 cases, 6 were notified from the Hospitals to which
the patients had been admitted (Whipps Cross Hospital 5, Queen's
Hospital, Hackney Road 1), and the other case was notified by a
private practitioner before admission to Whipps Cross Hospital.
Four deaths occurred. Special schedules were completed in respect
of each case and were forwarded to the Ministry of Health.
In view of the continuation of Smallpox in the Greater London
area, Chicken Pox remained notifiable under the Walthamstow
(Chicken Pox) Regulations, 1931, except in vaccinated children
under 10 years of age.
The incidence by months, ages and wards was as follows:-
|Month.||All ages.||Under 1 year.||1-5 years.||5-15 years.||15-25 years.||25-45 years.||45-65 years.||65 & over.|
|Month.||St. James' Street.||High Street.||Hoe Street.||Wood Street.||Hale End.||Higham Hill.|