Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Sutton and Cheam]
The following table shows the new cases and deaths in age groups.
|Age Periods||New Cases||Deaths|
|65 and above||2||-||-||-||2||1||-||1|
NOTIFICATION OF TUBERCULOSIS.
Respiratory forms of deaths, 18 out of 20 were notified.
Other forms of death, 0 out of 3 was notified.
A Mass Radiography Unit of the South-West Metropolitan
Regional Hospital Board visited the Public Hall,
Sutton, from 29th August to 15th September, 1949.
Two thousand four hundred and twenty-five persons
attended for examination. The final results were as follows:—
Total X-Rayed 1,046 1,379
Pulmonary Tuberculosis, active 4 2
Pulmonary Tuberculosis, inactive 39 41
Abnormalities (non-Tuberculous) 61 52
The figures conform to general experience that two or
three people in every thousand of the adult population are
suffering from early unrecognised active Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
The frequency of Tuberculosis with spontaneous
healing is shown by the finding of 80 cases of arrested disease.
The finding of non-tuberculous abnormalities of the heart and
lungs gives opportunity for appropriate treatment and for
adjustment of ways of life to relieve disability. At present the
service can only deal with a sample of the population, but the
educational influence, in preparation for the more general
application of the service in the future, justifies regular visits
of the Unit.