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]
14. OPHTHALMIA NEONATORUM.
The number of cases notified during the last two years were:—
|Year.||Totals.||St. James' Street.||High Street.||Hoe Street.||Wood Street.||Hale End.||Higham Hill.|
|Year.||Treated||Vision unimpaired.||Vision impaired.||Total Blindness.||Deaths.|
|At Home.||In Hospital.|
Three eases were admitted to St. Margaret's Hospital (London
County Council) and made a good recovery.
15. MATERNAL MORTALITY.
Maternal Mortality inquiry forms have been completed for
the Ministry of Health in each case where the certified cause of
death showed any connection with recent childbirth. Thus, during
1933, 9 inquiry forms were completed and details are given
in the accompanying table.
The Registrar-General, under the "Rules for the selection of
one from two or more jointly stated causes of death" allocated 7
deaths to puerperal sepsis and 2 to other puerperal causes. The
rates per 1,000 are, therefore, calculated on the former figure.
The following table shows the position with regard to Maternal
Mortality compared with that for England and Wales:—