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Walthamstow 1937

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

Published
1938
Pages
94
Tables
78

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78 tables in this report

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    CONTENTS.
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    SCHOOL CLINICS.
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    School Hygiene and Accommodation. —The following table shows the number of schools in the Borough and the accommodation:
    Boys.Girls.Infts.Mxd.Seating Accommodation.
    Boys.Girls.Infts.Mxd.
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    The following table gives a summary of the returns of medical inspection for the last two years:—
    1937.1936.
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    Classification of the Nutrition of Children Inspected during the Year in the Routine Age Groups.
    No. of Children"A" Excellent."B" Normal"C" Slightly Subnormal."D" Bad.
    Age Groups.Tnspctd.No.%No.%No.%No.%
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    The following table gives comparative figures for the past two years
    1937.1936.
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    (c) Minor Ailments and Skin Defects. —The following is the number of skin diseases found during the year:—
    1937.1936.
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    (d) Visual Defects and External Eye Diseases. —The number of patients requiring treatment and observation was as follows:—
    1937.1936.
    Treatment.ObservationTreatment .Observation.
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    (e) Nose and Throat Defects. —The number of patients requiring treatment and observation was as follows:—
    1937.1936.
    Treatment.Observation .Treatment.Observation.
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    (/) Ear Disease and Defective Hearing. —Patients requiring treatment:—
    1937.1936.
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    ( g ) Dental Defects.—
    RequiringGasOther
    Inspection .treatment .Per . Cent.Actually treated.Fillings.Extractions.Anaes thetic.- Operations.
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    (i) Heart Disease and Rheumatism. —The findings were as fnllows :-
    Defect.1937.1936.
    Requiring treatment.ObservationRequiring treatment.Observation.
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    (k) Other Defects and Diseases. —The following table shows the numbers of various other defects which were found:—
    1937.1936.
    Requiring treatment.Observation.Requiring treatment.Observation.
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    6. FOLLOWING UP. The school nurses paid a total of 3,156 home visits during 1937. The visits are classified below:—
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    The following quantities of the tonics stated were supplied during 1937:-
    Cod Liver Oil.Parrish's Food.Syrup Lacto Phosphate.Cod Liver Oil Cod Liver Oil and Malt. and Parrish's Food.
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    The work done at the school clinics is shown in the table given below:—
    Number Excluded under Art. 53B.Number not Excluded.Re-inspections.
    Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.
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    The attendances at Lloyd Park and Markhouse Road Clinics are summarised below:—
    First Inspections.Re-inspections.Total.Grand Total.
    Excluded.Not Excluded.
    Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.
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    "The following table shows the defects found in those children seen for the first time and submitted to retinoscopy:—
    Defect.Under 7 years.7-11 years.Over 11 years.Secondary Schools.Total
    Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.
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    "The following shows the details of the defects classified as 'various' in the above table:—
    Defects.Boys.Girls.
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    ' 'The following squints were detected and treated :—
    Under 7 years.7-11 years.Over 11 years.Total.
    Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.Boys.Girls.
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    The following table shows the number of cases treated:—
    Year.At Connaught Hospital.Privately.Total.
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    Ear Clinic. —Dr. Friel kindly reports as follows:— EAR CLINIC, 1937.
    Nature of Disease.Total.Cured.Lost Sight of.Still under Treatment.Hospital Treatment.
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    INSPECTIONS.
    Ages.Total Inspected.No. Offered Treatment.% requiring Treatment.
    101112131415161718
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    TREATMENT.
    No. of Children.Attendances.Extractions.Anaesthetics.Fillings.Other Operations
    Temp. Teeth.Perm. Teeth.Local.General.Perm. Teeth.Perm. Teeth.
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    At the end of the year the live register of notified cases of school age was as follows:—
    At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At Other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    The age grouping of the cases is as follows:-
    First Series.Second Series.Total.
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    The monthly figures were as follows:-
    Sore Throat.Measles.Whooping Cough.Mumps.Ringworm & Scabies.Impetigo Sores, etc.Chicken Pox.
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    As in former years, a summary of Head Teachers' weekly returns is given:-
    School.Dept.S.T.M.W.C.Mps.C.P.R.W. Scab.Sores.Sore Eyes.S.F.Diph.Baot. Diph.
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    Continued from previous page...
    School.Dept.S.T.M.W.C.Mps.C.PR.W. Scab.SoresSore Eyes.S.F.DiphBacfc. Diph.
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    The following are the weekly average numbers of children away from school owing to exclusions and the non-notifiable infectious and other diseases named:—
    Exclusions.Chicken Pox.Measles.Whooping Cough.Sore Throat.Influenza.
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    The Schick test results at the various age levels are given below:-
    Age Group.Total Schick tested.Total. Positive.% Positive.% Negative.
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    Vaccination. —The vaccinal condition of each child examined at routine medical inspection was noted, and a summary shows the following:—
    Number Examined.Number found to be Vaccinated.Percentage Vaccinated.
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    The following diploma results were obtained:-
    Length.100 yds.¼ MileHalf Length on backRoya ElementaryLife-Saving Certificates. IntermediateSociety Medallions
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    The numbers of meals were as follows:—
    Year.Number of Children.Number of Meals.Average Meals per Child.
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    MILK IN SCHOOLS.— SUMMARY. March and October, 1937.
    School.Dept.No. on Roll.Free.For Payment.Total.% receiving Milk.
    Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.
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    MILK IN SCHOOLS.— SUMMARY.— continued.
    School.Dept.No. on Roll.Free.For Payment.Total.% receiving Milk.
    Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.Mar.Oct.
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    The progress of the scheme since 1934 may be seen from the following table:—
    Number on Roll.Receiving Free Milk.Available for Voluntary Milk.Receiving Voluntary Milk.Percentage receiving Voluntary Milk.Total receiving Milk.Percentage receiving Milk.
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    Vacation Scheme. — Five schools were selected as distribution centres on 11 days during the Christmas vacation. The number of meals served is shown below:—
    Voluntary.OfficialTotal.
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    The following table shows the attendance of parents during 1937:—
    Boys.Number Inspected.Number of Parents.Per cent. 1937.Per cent. 1936.
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    "New cases (in addition to many re-applications) were referred by:-
    Over 5 years.Under 5 yearsTotal.
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    Continued from previous page...
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    "Help given to Old and New Cases (all ages):—
    Old.New
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    (i) Blind School.— Your Committee provide a Blind School at Wood Street with accommodation for 85 children of both sexes. The following table shows the classification of children attending the school at the end of 1937, and has been supplied by the Head Teacher, Miss Balls:—
    Blind.Partially Blind.
    Waltham stow.Other Authorities.Walthamstow.Other Authorities.
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    "The full classified list is as follows:—
    Boys.Girls
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    "There were 20 children on the register at the end of 1937. The children are classified as follows:—
    Deaf. Within the meaning of the Act.Partially Deaf.Aphasic.Cleft Palate.
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    ORTHOPAEDIC SCHEME.
    Defects.BoysGirls
    5-16 years.Under 5 yrs.Over 16 yrs.5-16 years.Under 5 yrs.Over 16 yrs.
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    A summary of the work done under this heading during the last two years is given below:—
    1937.1936.
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    The comparative result and the classification adopted were as follows:-
    Grading Test I. Q.Binet Simon I.Q.Classification.
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    The correlations of 1937 may be compared with that of similar tests in 1935 (page 67, School Medical Officer's report) as follows:—
    Binet Simon I. Q.'s.1937.1935.
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    At the end of 1937 the classification, according to the lates available intelligence quotients, was as follows:—
    1937.1936.1935.1934.
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    The following table shows the number of children who have either left or been excluded during the past two years, and includes those directly notified to the County Council:—
    1937.1936.
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    TABLE OF RESULTS. (September, 1936, to December, 1937.)
    Defect.Discharged Cured.Withdrawn.Left School.Left District.
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    The following table shows the findings at medical inspection
    High School. (Girls.)Sir Geo. Monoux Grammar. (Boys.)Commercial School. (Girls.)Technical School. (Boys.)
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    Continued from previous page...
    (Girls.)(Boys.)Girls.)(Boys.
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    The number of pupils attending at the clinics for treatment is shown below:—
    Clinic.October.November.December.Total.
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    Analysis of the above Total.
    Diagnosis.Boys.Girls.
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    A.—Routine Medical Inspections. Number of Inspections in the prescribed Groups:—
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    B.—Other Inspections.
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    Note : No individual child should be counted more than once in any column of this table; for example—A child suffering from defective vision and adenoids should appear once in column 2, once in column 3, and "once only" in column 4. Similarly a child suffering from two defects other than defective vision should appear once only in column 3 and once in column 4.
    Group.For defective vision (excluding squint).For all other conditions recorded in Table IIa.Total.
    (1)(2)(3)(4)
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    Table II. A.—Returr of Defects found by Medical Inspection in the Year ended 31st December, 1937.
    Defeot or Disease.Routine Inspections.Special Inspections.
    No. of Defects.No. of Defects.
    Requiring Treatment.Requiring to be kept under obser-vation, but not re-quiring Treatment.Requiring Treatment.Requiring to be kept under observation, but not retiring Treatment.
    (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
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    B.—Classification of the Nutrition of Children Inspected during the Year in the Routine Age Groups.
    Age Groups.Number of Children Inspected.A (Excellent).B (Normal).C (Slightly subnormal).D (Bad).
    No.0/ /oNo.%No.0/ /oNo.%
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    Table III.—RETURN OF ALL EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN IN THE AREA. BLIND CHILDREN.
    At Certified Schools for the Blind.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    PARTIALLY SIGHTED CHILDREN.
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    DEAF CHILDREN.
    At Certified Schools for the Deaf.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    PARTIALLY DEAF CHILDREN.
    At Certified Schools for the Deaf.At Certified Schools for the Partially Deaf.At Public Elementary Schools.At no other School or Institutions. Institution.Total.
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    MENTALLY DEFECTIVE CHILDREN. Feeble-minded Children.
    At Certified Schools for Mentally Defective Children.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    EPILEPTIC CHILDREN. Children Suffering from Severe Epilepsy.
    At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    PHYSICALLY DEFECTIVE CHILDREN. A.— Tuberculous Children. I.—Children Suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. (Including pleura and intra-thoracic glands.)
    At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    II.—Children Suffering from Non-pulmonary Tuberculosis. (This category should include tuberculosis of all sites other than those shown in (I) above.)
    At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    B.—Delicate Children.
    At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    C.— Crippled Children.
    At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    D.—Children with Heart Disease.
    At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total.
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    Children Suffering from Multiple Defects.
    Combination of Defect.At Certified Special Schools.At Public Elementary Schools.At other Institutions.At no School or Institution.Total
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    Group I.— Minor Ailments (excluding Uncleanlineas, for which see Table VI).
    Disease or Defect.Number of Defects treated, or under treatment during the year.
    Under the Authority's Scheme.Otherwise.Total.
    (1)(2)(3)(4)
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    Group II.—Defective Vision and Squint (excluding Minor Bye Defects treated as Minor Ailments—Group I).
    No. of Defects dealt with.
    Under the Authority's Scheme.Otherwise.Total.
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    Group III.—Treatment of Defects of Nose and Throat. Number of Defects.
    Received Operative Treatment.
    Under the Authority 'a Scheme, in Clinic or Hospital.By Private Practitioner or Hospital, apart from the Authority's Scheme.Total.Received other Forms of Treatment.Total Number Treated.
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    (i) Tonsils only. (ii) Adenoids only. (iii) Tonsils and Adenoids. (iv) Other defects of the nose and throat. Group IV.—Orthopaedic and Postural Defects.
    Under the Authority's (1)Scheme.Otherwise. (2)Total number treated.
    Residential treatment with education. (i)Residential treatment without education. (ii)Nonresidential treatment at an orthopaedic clinic. (iii)Residential treatment with education. (i)Residential treatment without education. (ii)Nonresidential treatment at an orthopaedic clinic. (iii)
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    Table V.—Dental Inspection and Treatment. (1) Number of Children who were:—