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]
Except in a few secondary cases, all cases notified by private
practitioners were visited by a Medical Officer.
Under the Walthamstow (Measles) Regulations, 1932, all
cases of Measles in children under 5 years of age are notifiable,
except secondary cases in the same household or institution within
two months of the primary case.
The year 1933 was an inter-epidemic year and the 58 cases were distributed as follows:-
|Month||Total||Under 1 year.||1-5 yrs.||St. James' Street.||High Street.||Hoe Street.||Wood Street.||Hale End.||Higham Hill.|
|Totals 1933 1932|
ANTERIOR POLIOMYELITIS (Infantile Paralysis)
Three cases of poliomyelitis occurred in Walthamstow
residents. Two were notified from Hospitals and one by a private
practitioner. There were no deaths.
For the third year in succession food poisoning by Bacillus
Aertryke followed the consumption of duck and four duck eggs.
Dr. B., the family doctor, reported on the 25th July that
he had been called to see two brothers with symptoms suggesting
food poisoning. On visiting it was found that nine out of 17 persons
had eaten duck at a picnic on July 23rd.