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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
Installation of Coo\ing Apparatus in Rooms Containing Water
Instances of this very undesirable practice came to light especially
where the Landlord or principal tenant has had such work carried
out, usually by a private contractor.
The co-operation of the Electricity and Gas Authorities was
sought in the matter and a promise was obtained that no fresh installations
would be carried out and that every effort would be made
to remove those existing.
Such installations in private dwelling-houses contravene the local
Building Bye-laws and where possible, action is taken to secure
National Assistance Act, 1948—Section 50
Up to the end of the year, arrangements were made in regard
to the burial of three persons, one a newly-born male infant found
in Coppermill Lane and two elderly persons, one male and one
The arrangements previously used by the Essex County
Council, were continued.
F.—PREVALENCE OF, AND CONTROL OVER,
INFECTIOUS AND OTHER DISEASES
General.—The accompanying tables show the age and ward incidence of the various infectious diseases which are discussed separately in later pages of the report:—
|All ages.||Under 1 yr.||1-5 yrs.||5-15 yrs.||15-25 yrs.||25-45 yrs.||45-65 yrs.||65 & over.|