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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The following operations were performed by Miss Basden at the South London Hospital for Women on patients referred from the Clinic:—

Diagnosis.No.Operation.
Multilocular ovarian cyst1Oophorectomy.
Menorrhagia2Dilatation and curettage.
Prolapse uteri5Vaginal hysterectomy in one case. Anterior and posterior colpoperineorrhaphy in four cases.
Urethral carbuncle1Cauterization of carbuncle.
Fibroid uteri1Sub-total hysterectomy.
Tubo-ovarian cyst1(i) Right salpingo-oophorectomy.
(ii) Ventral suspension of uterus.
Dysmenorrhoea1Dilatation of cervix.
Cystic mastitis1Local amputation of breast.
Sterility1Dilatation.
Cervical laceration1Trachelorrhaphy.
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The fifteen in-patients spent a total of 247 days in hospital.
In addition, 25 out-patients made 33 attendances.
The Council made a grant of £25 to the Hospital.
Hospitals.—-There were no changes during 1936 in the Hospital
services used by the inhabitants of the Borough.
Public Assistance in Walthamstow is provided by the Southwestern
Area Guardian's Committee of the Essex County Council,
which retains a certain proportion of beds in each of the local
institutions provided by the County Borough of East Ham and
West Ham.

Mr. Pegram, the Clerk to the Committee, has kindly supplied the following particulars of Walthamstow residents admitted to the various institutions during the year ended 31st December, 1936:—

Institutions.Men.Women.Children.Total.
Central Home15217249*373
Whipps Cross Hospital6726973391,708
Forest Gate Hospital879794
Harold Wood Hospital448
Forest House15621
Aldersbrook Children's Homes4747
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* These children were ultimately transferred to Aldersbrook.


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