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Twickenham 1959

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Twickenham]


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    Laboratory Work The usual arrangements continued during the year and worked satisfactorily.
    Type of Sample or SpecimenNo. TakenResult
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    STATISTICAL TABLES for the Year 1959 Table 1
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    Population 1942/1959 Table 2.
    YearPopulationPopulation trendMigration excess
    Total increase or decreasePercentage proportionNatural increase or decreaseInwardOutward
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    Table 3. Causes of Death. Registrar-General's Official Returns.
    Causes of DeathMalesfemalesTotal
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    Table 4. Main Causes of Death An analysis of the death returns reveals the following main causes of death:
    DiseasePercent age of total deathsDeath rate per 1,000 of the population
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    Table 5. 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 mths3 months and under 6mths.6 months and under 9mths9 months and under 12mthstotal deaths under 1 year
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    (b) An analysis of the mortality reveals that neo-natal deaths were responsible for 73.91 per cent. of the total infant deaths.
    Under 24 hours1 to 7 days1 to 4 weeksTotal under 4 weeksPercentage total infant deaths
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    Table 6. Review of the Comparative Vital and Mortality Statistics for the Borough of Twickenham, together with those for England and Wales for years 1942-1959 inclusive
    YearBirth RateDeathRateInfantile Mortality Rate
    TwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and WalesTwickenhamEngland and Wales
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    (a) Chemical
    Description of the SampleNo. of SamplesAmmonia NitrogenAlbuminoid NitrogenOxidised Nitrogen (Nitrate)Chlorides as Cl.Oxygen abs. from Permanganate 4 hrs. at 27ºCTurbidity in terms of SilicaColour, mm. brown 2ft. tube Burgess's TintometerHardness (Total)Hardness (Non-carbonate)pH ValuePhosphate as PO4Silicate as SiO2Sulphate as SO4Fluoride as FMagnesium as MgElectrical Conductivity (gemmhos)
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    (b) Bacteriological
    Description of the SampleNo. of SamplesAgar Plate count per millilitreColiform count Percentage samples negative in 100 ml.
    37°C 20-24 hrs.3 days at 22°CColiformE.Coli
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    Table 8 Analysis of Complaints Received
    Nature of ComplaintNumber Received
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    Table 9 Summary of Visits, Inspections, etc.
    Housing ActsNumber
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    Table 9 - continued
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    Table 10 Sanitary Improvements Effected
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    Table 11 Housing Statistics
    In Clearance Areas:Houses Demolished.Displaced during Year
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    Table 12. 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 and Drugs Act
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    Table 13. Prevention of Damage by Pests Act, 1949.
    Local AuthorityDwelling louses(incl Council Houses)All other (incl. Business Premises)Total of cols 1.2&3
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    Eradication of Insect Pests. D.D.T. and Other Special Treatments Number of Infestations Treated
    Type of PremisesBeetlesBugsCockroachesFleasFliesWaspsWoodwormTotals
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    Table 15 Disinfections, etc.
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    Table 16. Housing Act, 1936. Overcrowding
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    Table 17 Milk and Dairies (General) Regulations, 1959 Milk (Special Designation) (Raw Milk) Regulations, 1949 Milk (Special Designation) (Pasteurised and Sterilised Milk) Regulations, 1949 Itie necessary registration of persons and premises, and the issue of appropriate licences, hes been effected in accordance with the following table:
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    Table 18 Food and Drugs Act, 1955 Public Health Act, 1936, Section 89 INSANITARY CONDITIONS IN POOD PREMISES
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    Table 19. (a) Meat-Carcases Inspected and Findings at Private Slaughterhouses in the Borough
    Cattle excl. CowsCowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigsHorses
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    Table 20 (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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    Table 21 Sampling The Middlesex County Council is the food and drugs authority for the Borough. The Chief Officer, Public Control Department, has kindly supplied the following information relating to samples taken in the Borough during the year ended 31st December 1959.
    ArticleTotal dampLes ProcuredUnsatisfactory
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    Table 22 Factories Acts, 1937 and 1948. Part I of the Act. 1. INSPECTIONS FOR PURPOSES OP PROVISIONS AS TO HEALTH
    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber- of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers prosecuted
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    ParticularsNumber of cases in which defects were foundnumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    To H.M. Inspect torBy H.M. Inspector
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    Part VIII of the Act, Outwork
    Nature of the WorkLampshadesbearing apparelElectric Fuse MakersUmbrellas.Cardboard boxes
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    Table 23. Infectious Diseases. Incidence and Mortality DIPHTHERIA, SCARLET FEVER AND ENTERIC FEVER 1942-1959
    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.
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    Table 24 Ophthalmia Neonatorum, years 1942-1959 The following table shows the number of cases notified and result of treatment:
    YearCases notifiedCases TreatedVision unimpairedVision impairedTotal blindnessDeaths
    At homeIn hosp.
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    Cases of Infectious Diseases Notified during the year 1959.
    Under 1 Year1-22-33-44-55-1010-1515-2020-2525-3535-4545-65Over 65Age not known
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    Monthly Incidence of Infectious Diseases during the Year 1959
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    Ward Distribution of Infectious Diseases Notified during the Year 1959
    DiseasesHeath-fieldWhittonWest TwickenhamCentral TwickenhamSouth TwickenhamEast TwickenhamHamptonHampton HillUpper TeddingtonLower TeddingtonHampton WickTotal
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    Table 28 Tuberculosis The following tables have been compiled from the notifications received NEW CASES AND MORTALITY
    Age PeriodsNew casesDeaths
    MaleFemaleMale7em aleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
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    Table 30 Food Poisoning
    Food Poisoning 1st QuarterNotifications. 2nd Quarter3rd Quarter4th QuarterTOTAL
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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 time the premises are open.