London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Walthamstow 1933

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Case No.Date of Death.Certified Cause of Death.AgeWard.Date of Admission. to Hospital.Remarks. and Peritonitis28H.H.2.3.33Normal labour. Pyrexia on 3rd day. Removed to Hospital. Laparotomy for general peritonitis. Post Mortem. Peritonitis and pericarditis. Thrombosis of veins. and Peritonitis?H.E.6.3.33Normal labour. Admitted to Hospital 3rd day. Immediate Laparotomy performed for peritonitis. and Peritonitis31H.E.8.3.33Normal labour. Sudden onset of Pyrexia on 5th day. Laparotomy performed. P.M. Heart slightly dilated. Lungs oedematous. admitted to Hospital at commencement of fits. Died 9 hours later. Undelivered. P.M., Fatty degeneration of heart, liver and kidneys. Sepsis?H.E.5.6.33Five stitches in perineum. Deep sloughing occurred. Embolism22Ho.NilPregnancy and labour normal. Post Mortem revealed clot in left lung. Sepsis34Hi.25.11.33Labour normal. Pyrexia 3rd day. Placenta expelled but pus found in uterus. Sepsis30H.E.12.12.33B.B.A. General Septicaemia. Sepsis41H.H.20.12.33Thrombosis of veins, Cellulitis and haemorrhoids.