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Twickenham 1955

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Twickenham]


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  • Page 18
    The usual arrangements were continued during the year and worked satisfactorily.
    Type of Sample or SpecimenNo.TakenResult
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    Table 1. Summary.
  • Page 25
    Population 1938.1955. Table 2.
    YearPopulationPopulation trendMigration excess
    Total increase or decreasePercentage proportionNatural increase or decreaseInwardOutward
  • Page 25
    Table 3. Causes of Death. Registrar-General's Official Returns.
    Causes of DeathM alesFemalesTotal
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    Zymotic Diseases Mortality. The mortality rates for this group of diseases, which includes enteric fever, smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, measles, whooping cough and diarrhoea under two years of age, were:—
    DiseaseMaleNo. of DeathsDeath rate per 1,000 of the population
  • Page 26
    Table 5. Main Causes of Death. An analysis of the death returns reveals the following main causes of death:—
    DiseasePercentage of total deathsDeath rate per 1,000 of the population
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    T able 6. Infant Mortality. (a) The following table, compiled from official registrations, gives details of the causes of death at various ages under one year of age:—
    Under 1 week1-2 weeks2-3 weeks3-4 weeksTotal under 4 weeks4 weeks and under 3 months3 months and under 6 months6 months and under 9 months9 months and under 12 months . .Total deaths under 1 year
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    (b) An analysis of the mortality reveals that neo- natal deaths were responsible for 75.86 per cent, of the total deaths, viz.:— a decrease of 13.61 from the previous year.
    Under 24 hours1 to 7 days1 to 4 weeksTotal under 4 weeksPercentage total infant deaths
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    Table 7. Review of the Comparative Vital and Mortality Statistics for the Borough of Twickenham, together with those for England and Wales for years 1938.1955 inclusive.
    YearBirth RateDeath RateInfantile Mortality Rate
    TwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and Wales
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    Results of the Chemical and Bacteriological Examination of the Water Supply to the Borough of Twickenha for 1955. Parts per million (unless otherwise stated). (a) Chemical.
    Description of the SampleNumber of SamplesAmmoniacal NitrogenAlbuminoid NitrogenOxidised Nitrogen (Nitrate)Chlorides as C1Oxygen abs. from Permanganate 4 hrs. at 27‹c.Turbidity, in terms of SilicaColour, m.m. brown, 2 ft. tube, Burgess's TintometerHardness (total)¡ Hardness (Non- carb.)pH. ValuePhosphate as P.O. 111/4Silica as SiO2ConductivitySulphates as SO4
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    (b) Bacteriological.
    Description of the SampleNumber oj SamplesPlate count (average per millilitre) Colonies counted on agar after 20-24 hrs. at 37‹C.Bad. coli test
    Percentage of samples negative in 100 ml.Average number of Bact. coli per 100 ml.
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    Table 9. Analysis of Complaints Received.
    Nature of ComplaintNumber Received
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    Table 10. Summary of Visits, Inspections, etc.
  • Page 32
    T able 10— continued.
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    Table 11. Sanitary Improvements Effected.
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    T able 12. Housing Statistics.
    HousesNumber of Persons displaced
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    Notices Served. Administrative action was taken during the year to secure abatement of nuisances and to enforce the appropriate statutory enactments, as follows:—
    Subject of NoticePublic Health ActFood & Drugs A ct, Sections 13 dy 14
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    T able 14. Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949
    Local AuthorilyNon-AgriculturalTotal of Cols. 1, 2 & 3Agricultural
    Dwelling Houses {inch Council Houses)A11 other (incl. Business Premises)
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    Eradication of Insect Pests. D.D.T. and Other Special Treatments. Number of Infestations Treated
    Type of PremisesBugsCockroachesFleasFliesLiceWaspsMiscellaneousTotals
  • Page 38
    Table 16. Disinfections, etc.
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    The known cases of overcrowding on the register of the department at the end of the year were as follows:—
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    The necessary registration of persons and premises, and the issue of appropriate licences, has been effected in accordance with the following table :—
    Milk and Dairies Regulations,1949
  • Page 39
    I nsanitary C onditions in F ood P remises.
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    Table 20. Meat— Carcases Inspected and Findings at Private Slaughterhouses in the Borough
    Cattle excl. CowsCowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigsHorses
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    (a) Meat. Diseased and unsound conditions found in meat caused the detention and surrender for destruction of:—
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    (b) Other Foodstuffs. The following foodstuffs, other than meat, being unfit for human consumption, were voluntarily surrendered for destruction:—
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    Sampling. The Middlesex County Council is the food and drugs authority for th Borough. The Chief Officer, Public Control Department, has kindly suppliec the following information relating to samples taken in the Borough during th year ended 31st December, 1955:—
    ArticleTotal Samples procuredUnsatisfactory
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    Table 23. Factories Acts, 1937 and 1948. Part I of the Act. 1. INSPECTIONS for P urposes of P rovisions as to H ealth:
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers prosecuted
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    2. C ases in which DEFECTS were F ound :
    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
  • Page 45
    Part VIII of the Act. Outwork.
    e of the workLampshadesWearing apparelElectric Fuse Makers
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    Table 24. Infectious Diseases. Incidence and Mortality. Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever and Enteric Fever. 1938-1955.
    YearDiphtheriaScarlet FeverEnteric Fever
    No. of CasesCase Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of DeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of CasesCase Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of DeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of CasesCase Rate per 1,000 pop.No. of DeathsDeath Rate per 1,000 pop.
  • Page 47
    Table 25. Ophthalmia Neonatorum, years 1938-1955. The following table shows the number of cases notified and result of treatment:—
    YearCases notifiedCases TreatedVision unimpairedFision impairedTotal blindnessDeaths
    At home
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    Cases of Infectious Diseases Notified during the Year 1955.
    DISEASEUnder 1 year1-2CASES NOTIFIED AT VARIOUS AGES (YEARS)Age not knownTotal cases notifiedDeaths
    2-33-44-55-1010-1515-2020-2525-3535-4545-65Over 65
  • Page 49
    Monthly Incidence of Infectious Diseases during the Year 1955.
    JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyA ugustSept.OctoberNov.Dec.
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    Ward Distribution of Infectious Diseases Notified during the Year 1955.
    DiseaseTwickenhamHampton HillHeddingtonHampton WickHeath-fieldTotal
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    Table 29. Tuberculosis. The following tables have been compiled from the notifications received:— New Cases and Mortality.
    Age PeriodsNew CasesDeaths
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    Table 30. Primary Notifications of Tuberculosis, 1938-1955 inclusive.
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    Table 31. Food Poisoning.
    Food Poisoning lsi Quarter 21Notifications : 2nd Quarter 33rd Quarter 334th Quarter 5TOTAL 62
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    Premises concerned with Health Services in Area 10.
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    Enquiries should be made at the appropriate address for particulars as to persons eligible, special conditions as to services and the times the premises are open.
    Elmfield House, High Street, Teddington.H VCouncil Offices, Bridge Street, Staines.VGrove Crescent, Hanworth.A B D E F I S T