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]
The number of patients transferred to Hospital was 55. This
figure does not include those transferred to Hospital for confinement.
Comparison of attendances with previous years:—
Municipal Dental Service.
The responsibility for this Service was transferred to the
Executive Council for Essex on July 5th but local control and
administration remain unaltered.
Treatment is available, by appointment, for patients of all ages
(except those attending grant aided schools which are dealt with
through the School Dental Service) living in Walthamstow.
Mr. L. W. Elmer, L.D.S., Senior Dental Surgeon, reports as
"On July 5th this Service was absorbed into the National
Health Services and the Clinic was designated a 'Health
"Shortly before that date it was found necessary to appoint
a second full-time dental officer, and Mr. Timmis, L.D.S., was
appointed on May 5th, with the necessary chairside assistant.
"An X-Ray machine has been installed during the year,
and has been found very useful for both the general dental
service and the priority dental service, i.e., for school children
and Maternity and Child Welfare patients.
"With the advent of the National Health Service the
expectant and nursing mothers have been given priority over the
"The record of work done under the Maternity and Child
Welfare service is recorded in that section of the Report.
"Below is given a report of the main items of work undertaken
during the year, with comparative annual figures since the
inception of the service:—