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Walthamstow 1933

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Tuesday mornings. This session is not attended by a doctor, but
is for re-inspection of the cases by a Health Visitor. It has considerably
helped to relieve the Monday afternoon doctor's session
and therefore gives more time for individual attention.
344 new cases attended during 1933 and these made 1,297
attendances or an average of 27.2 per session, as against 24.3 per
session in 1932 and 21.8 in 1931.
During the year it was found necessary to refer 57 cases to a
lying-in hospital for their confinement and, therefore, the completion
of Thorpe Coombe is eagerly awaited. In addition to
these cases, 59 patients were attended by general practitioners and
228 by midwives.
Twenty sterilised maternity outfits were supplied during 1933
at cost price."
Part I, Children Act, 1908.— At the end of 1933 there
were 180 nurse children on the Register as compared with 134
at the end of 1932 and 143 in 1931. During the year 139 removed,
3 were adopted and 5 reached the age of nine years and consequently
ceased to come under the Act. 175 new children were
registered and 20 children were re-registered. There were two
deaths among nurse children during 1933.
Massage.—140 new cases attended for massage and these
made 1,779 attendances.

Sale of Milk, etc., at Clinics.— The quantity and value of Milk and Food sold and issued free during 1933 was as follows:—

Sales.Value.Free Issue.
Virol1,290 lbs. 8 ozs.1320625 lbs. 4 ozs.
Prune and Banana Syrup96 lbs. 8 ozs.12174_
Parrish's Food240 lbs.111831 lb. 12 ozs.
Malted Honey2 lbs.018
Maltoleine81 lbs. 8 ozs.413411 lbs. 8 ozs.
Cod Liver Oil183 lbs. 3 ozs.9193-
Cod Liver Oil Emulsion714 lbs. 2 ozs.3016138 lbs. 8 ozs.
Glaxo and Ambrosia491 lbs.3315086 lbs.
Virol Containers2486106113
Ostermilk938 lbs.61168196 lbs.
Almata453 lbs.481722 lbs.
Roboleine579 lbs.4019033 lbs.
Cod Liver Oil and Malt496 lbs.150610 lbs.
Cow and Gate12,143 lbs.8161791,980 lbs.
Lactogen201 lbs.151820 lbs.
Dunne's Milk16 lbs.1102 lbs.
Hemolac336 lbs.254261 lbs.