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]
Removals from the Register are made up as follows:-
Notifications of Tuberculosis since 1930 have been as follows:-
Prevention of Illness, Care and After-Care.—Close co-operation
has continued with the Chest Physicians and the Chest Dispensary,
and this has been particularly so with regard to cases of Tuber'
culosis seeking rehousing on medical grounds.
Broadly, first priority is given to sputum positive cases living
in overcrowded conditions (particularly having regard to the
standards of the Housing Act, 1936) and who are members of
families in which there are young children exposed to the risk of
infection, or alternatively, young children in another family sharing
the same house.
Another important work carried out at the Chest Dispensary
concerns assistance in obtaining suitable employment. Dr. Ramsay
states that the Chest Physicians are in constant contact with the
Dispensary Resettlement Officer, and periodic "Work Clinics"