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]
"Below is given a report of the main item of work under taken during the year, with comparative annual figures since the inception of the service:-
|Before July 5||After July 5|
|Number of patients treated||143||379||585||805||419||365|
"In addition to the above, 1,277 other items of treatment
were given. These comprise easings of dentures, the taking of
X-Rays, fitting repairs, etc.
"Below is appended a list of the appliances completed in the dental laboratory during 1948:—
|Municipal Dental Service||School Dental Service|
"Certain types of appliance were supplied by outside
technicians, but, with the acquisition of an electric welder during
the year it should be possible to dispense with the services of
other laboratories provided an adequate staff can be maintained."
The arrangements at the special treatment Centre detailed in
previous reports were continued.
Sessions are held at the Scabies Clinic premises, which
are situated behind the Public Baths in High Street. Treatment
is by appointment only (i.e., through a doctor or through the
166 cases were treated during the year, receiving 510
(e) Hospitals.—There were no changes during 1948 in the
hospital services used by the inhabitants of the Borough.