London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

View report page

West Ham 1934

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

This page requires JavaScript

The grades of cases discharged and the results of treatment were as follows:—

T.B. MinusT.B. plus Grade I.T.B. plus Grade II.T.B. plus Grade III.Total
No material improvement10110
Seven cases were under treatment for less than 4 weeks and not classified.
No material improvement112

One observation case was found to be not Tubercular. Six
cases were under treatment for less than 4 weeks and not classified.
The results obtained are very similar to those of previous
years. The early cases invariably do well, while with few exceptions
the treatment of advanced cases is disheartening. Unfortunately
it is the latter class that mostly reach the Institution.
In the recent Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of the
Ministry of Health, some startling figures are shown. In one
Borough 10 percent, of cases were never notified or not notified
until after death, and 29 percent, notified within three months
of death. In another town where there were 79 deaths, 18 were
notified within a week of death and 38 within three months.
With facts such as these the results of treatment cannot but
be highly unsatisfactory. Until some ways or means can be
found to end this state of affairs, one cannot look forward with
confidence to obtaining the best results from Sanatorium treatment.

The following tab.e shews the comparison ot rainfall tor the past three years:—

Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov. Dec
1932.98.161.311.38 2.57.511.831.731.503.81.45.27