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Richmond upon Thames 1953

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Richmond]

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The Sanitary Inspector's duties arc very varied and include duties
relating to housing, prevention of the spread of infectious diseases
and supervision of the purity of water supplies.
The staff establishment is just sufficient to cover all requirements
provided there are no vacancies due to sickness or resignations.
However, there is a tendancy for additional duties to be added each
year and if this continues it may become necessary to reconsider this
establishment at some future date.
Although the number of cases of food poisoning reported during
the year was unusually large, it is satisfactory to be able to report
that not one of these cases was traced to a public restaurant or cafe.

APPENDIX.

SECTION A—SUMMARY OF STATISTICS AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS.

Area in acres4,234
Population (Census 1951)41,944
Population (Estimated 1952)42,440
Number of inhabited houses (estimated)11,528
Rateable value£639,407
Sum represented by a Penny Rate£2,523
BIRTHS.
Birth Rate per 1,000 of estimated resident population .13.8
(corrected)12.8
Total number of births (live and still)585
Analysis:—MFTotal
Live Births Legitimate279257536
Illegitimate211334
Stillbirths Legitimate8715
Illegitimate
Still birth rate per 1,000 total births25.6
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