London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Walthamstow 1948

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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2. Mortuary.—A Coroner's Court, mortuary (with special
provision for infectious disease cases) and a post-mortem room is
provided by your Council at Queens Road Cemetery.

The Cemetery Superintendent reports that the number of inquests and post-mortems were as follows:—

Inquests only79
Post-Mortems only158
Post-mortems and Inquests49

3. Cremation.—Facilities for cremation are available at the
Crematorium provided by the City of London at Manor Park,
Little Ilford.
4. Medical Examinations.—During the year, 126 examinations
were carried out by the Medical Staff in respect of the
Superannuation and Sick Pay Schemes.
5. Domestic Help.—Responsibility for this scheme was
transferred to the County Council on July 5th.
The total number of families assisted under this scheme during
1948 was 66; 13 were assisted between January 1st and July 4th,
and 53 between July 5th and December 31st.
Separate particulars are given in regard to Home Helps in
cases of confinement.
6. Supply of Insulin.—Fourteen patients were supplied with
Insulin in accordance with Circular 2734/1943, at a total cost to
the Council of £20 10s. 8d.