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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The following tables show the incidence by months, ages and wards:—

Month.All ages.Under 1 yr.1-5 yrs.5-15 yrs.15-25 yrs.25-45 yrs.45-65 yrs.65 & over.
January37-121843-
February2621572
March3281824
April2351314
May36_92043
June2531732
July245145
August1525521
September195131
October34142432
November256181-
December1911341
Totals19363153651883623--
1935569113234458322-
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The following tables show the incidence by months, ages and wards:—

Month.St. James Street.High Street.Hoe Street.Wood Street.Hale End.Higham Hill.
January6914314
February56528
March2212358
April326147
May36421011
June94138
July63546
August52521
September127225
October1352122
November318-58
December254224
Totals19363750661941102
193564665845134202
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The percentage of cases removed to Hospital during 1936 was
91.1, against 80.1 in 1935. No case was refused admission.
The continued fall in the incidence of Scarlet Fever will be
noted (i.e., 1936, 315; 1935, 569; 1934, 605), and the increase in
the percentage of patients removed to Hospital.
It is very questionable if the routine admission to Hospital of
the average uncomplicated case of Scarlet Fever is justified, provided
certain criteria are satisfied. Amongst the most important of these


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