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Heston and Isleworth 1915

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Heston and Isleworth]

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Nervous Diseases.
Three cases of Epilepsy, and three of Chorea were detected.
Other Defects.
Two cases of Phimosis, and two of Hernia were also observed.

The following cases of infectious illness have been notified by School Attendance Officers during the year ending 31st December, 1915:—

German Measles.Mumps.Chicken Pox.Measles.Whooping Cough.Total.

The figures in the accompanying table give in greater detail
information relating to children coming under notice for the
various conditions set out in the table.
It will be seen that Bingworm and other skin diseases
constitute the largest group of cases, but the incidence of Eingworm
of the Scalp has been very considerably reduced by the
treatment of cases at the School Clinic.
Those children who are excluded are re-examined at frequent
intervals, and are closely followed up in order to encourage the
parents to have the condition remedied, and permit the child
returning to school.