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]
In addition to the cases transferred after admission the following
cases notified as Diphtheria were isolated on admission: —
In contact with Scarlet Fever during previous six days, 13, Complicated
by Pertussis, 2; complicated by broncho-pneumonia, 1;
complicated by scabies, 1; Tonsillitis only, 2.
Complications.—Cardiac paralysis, 3; other types of paralysis,
7; diphtheritic otitis, 17.
The cases of Diphtheria were classified as follows:—Severe
faucial diphtheria, 20; Severe laryngeal diphtheria, 6; Mild
laryngeal diphtheria, 4; Diphtheria of moderate severity, 165;
Bacteriological diphtheria, 116.
Cases transferred to Cubicle Block from Diphtheria
Side.—Thirty three cases were transferred in all for the following
reasons:—Scarlet Fever, 17; Scarlet Fever developed after
admission, 2; Pertussis, 2; Scabies, 1; Parotitis developed after
admission, 4; Rubella developed after admission, 1; Asthma, 1;
Influenza developed after admission, 1; Others, 2; As observation
cases for possible Scarlet Fever, 2. These last two cases were not
MONTHLY ADMISSIONS OF SCARLET FEVER CASES.
|Under 5 years.||5 to 10 years||10 to 15 years.||Over 15 years.||Total.||Total.|
Ten of the admissions were of the septic type.
The following cases notified as Scarlet Fever were isolated on
admission.—As observation cases (12 unconfirmed), 36; in contact
with specific parotitis, 2; complicated with pertussis, 3; in
contact with typhoid fever, 1; complicated by asthma, 1; complicated
by varicella, 2; rubella only, 5; tonsillitis only, 2; complicated
by severe rheumatism, 1.