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West Ham 1934

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for West Ham]

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licences under this section, to be in force for one year from the
1st January, 1934, to fifty-nine persons. A further twelve licences
were granted during the year, it is pleasing to be able to report
that it was not found necessary to recommend the suspension or
revocation of any of these licences.
Slaughter-House Byelaws.
Ten applications for renewal of slaughter-house licences were
received and granted by the Counqil in respcct of the year 1934-35.
There are also nine "Registered" slaughter-houses in the
Borough. These premises have been kept in a reasonably clean
condition, although on a number of occasions it was necessary to
insist upon the more frequent removal of garbage material.
Knackers'-Yard Bye-Laws.
The Council received and granted, in respect of the year 193435,
one application for the renewal of a knackers'-yard licence.
The condition of this knackers'-yard has been satisfactory.
There are two "Registered" knackers'-yards in the Borough,
one of which was not used, while the other was in use frequently
and was kept in a cleanly state.
NOTIFIABLE DISEASES (Other than Tuberculosis).

The following table shows the number of cases of notifiable diseases during the year 1934, together with the number removed to hospitals, and the total number of deaths from each disease.

Diseases.Cases Notified.Removed to HospitalTotal Deaths.
Scarlet Fever154499616
Enteric Fever (including Paratyphoid)1031
Puerperal Fever1084
(Acute Primary and Acute _ Influenzal only notifiable)
Cerebro Spinal Fever836
Acute Polio Myelitis82
Acute Polio Encephalitis1......
Encephalitis Lethargica111
Ophthalmia Neonatorum169...
Continued Fever.........
Puerperal Pyrexia4629...

* Includes all forms.