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West Ham 1946

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


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    SUMMARY, 1946
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    VARIOUS DISEASES: Cases and deaths.
    CasesCase rate per 1,000 pop.DeathsDeath rate per 1,000 pop.
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    TABLE I Causes of Death in Age Groups—1946 (as supplied by Registrar-General)
    Cause of DeathAll AgesDeaths at different periods of life of residents (civilians), whether occurring within or without the district
    Under 1 Year1-5 Years5-15 Years15-45 Years45-65 Years65 and Upwards
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    DISEASEIn Hosp. 31.12.45Admitted sinceDischargedDiedIn Hosp. 31.12.46
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    VENEREAL DISEASES—REGULATION 33b Contacts notified to the Medical Officer of Health during the period January 1st, 1946, to December 31st, 1946:—
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    MonthBodies in Queen Mary's Hospital on which inquests were heldNumber receivedTotal.MalesFemalesUnder 5 yearsOver 5 yearsSent in by CoronerSent in by PoliceSent in on sanitary groundsNumber of Post-Mortem ExaminationsNumber of Inquests
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    The plate-count was rescinded as and from 1st March.
    GradeResults of Examination
    Number SampledNumber satisfactoryFailed Methylene blue testPhosphatase testPlate-count (Jan. & Feb.)
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    In addition to designated milk, the following samples of heat-treated milk were submitted to the appropriate tests: —
    TypeNumber SampledResults of Examination
    Number SatisfactoryFailed Methylene Blue TestPhosphatase Test
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    Type of MilkNumber ExaminedResult
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    Bacterial content per millilitreColiform bac. per millilitre
    Source of SampleNumber Sampled1-50,000—100,000—200,000—500,000—1 million & over11/10th1/100th1/1000th
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    The adulteration in the Borough lor the past ten years was as follows: —
    YearNo. of samples examinedPer cent. adulterated
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    The milk adulteration in the Borough for the past 10 years was as follows: —
    YearNo. of samples examinedPer cent adulterated
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    Particulars are given below of 35 official and unofficial samples which were taken during the year.
    Type of SampleNo. of Samples takenAnalysis agreedAnalysis disagreed
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    No samples were taken from dwelling houses during the year, but 46 samples of water from other sources were submitted for examination. Of these, 43 were examined bacteriologically and 3 were tested chemically, and details are set out below: —
    Source of SamplingNumber of samples
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    The following is a tabular statement of the work carried out by the Sanitary Inspectors' Section.
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    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
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    Four cases were in residence for less than four weeks and not classified. One case was non-tuberculous.
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    The following Extra-District cases were admitted during the year:—
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    The following Extra-District cases were admitted during 1946: —
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    The results of treatment for those discharged were as follows:-
    T.B. MinusT.B. plus Grade i.T.B. plus Grade II.T.B. plus Grade iii.
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    The following table shows the distribution of confinements during 1946, as compared with 1945: — TABLE I
    Total notified births (adjusted)Confined in hospitalConfined at home
    TotalWest Ham residentsTotalAttended by Council midwife
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    TABLE II Showing the use of maternity beds in West Ham in 1946
    HospitalNo. of Maternity bedsTotal admissionsTotal West Ham residents admittedNo. of Confinements
    TotalWest Ham residents
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    Conservative treatment was always given to mothers and children whenever possible. Dental Attendances for 1946: —
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    When one realises that this has been done with much of the same ward accommodation originally provided at Forest Gate Hospital for the reception and treatment of maternity cases in the early 1920's, the present-day difficulties experienced in the adequate treatment of the patients can be readily understood.
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    Tables are appended hereunder which illustrate some of the work of the Maternity Unit: —
    1.PresentationNo. of Cases
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    assistants to carpenters, painter, etc. 1 he following list shows the average number so employed at each occupation:—
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    The following table shows the source of the cases, with the numbers of patients referred from each source, and is an index of the field of activity of the Clinic:—
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    The following Table shows the conditions found: —
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    The total number of conditions treated at the three individual clinics were as follows:—
    ClinicNumber of Conditions Treated
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    It is, of course, necessary for many of the patients to attend on more than one occasion, and some indication of the work carried out at these clinics will be obtained from the following Table:—
    ClinicNumber of Attendances for Treatment
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    At the examination held at the Grammar and High Schools the following results were obtained:—
    Number examinedNumber defectivePercentage defective
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    Various treatments were tried, and eventually Benzyl Benzoate emulsion was found most effective. From the peak year in 1942 there has been a progressive decline, as the following figures indicate:—
    YearNumber of school children treated
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    The other detect commonly found at tnese schools is faulty posture, resulting from the physical, and in some cases, mental or emotional strain imposed by adolescence. Details follow:
    Name of SchoolChief defects found
    Number examinedDefective visionPostural defectsNose & Throat defectsAll other defects
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    STATISTICS COMPARISON OF CERTAIN TYPES OF WORK CARRIED OUT IN THE YEARS 1945 & 1946 School population—1945: 20,206; 1946, 24,655.
    Number of cases dealt with
    TYPE OF WORK19451946
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    TABLE I. Return of Medical Inspection
    A. Routine medical inspection:
    Code GroupNo. Examined
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    TABLE II. Classification of the Nutrition of Children Inspected during the year in the Routine Age Groups
    Number of children inspectedA. (Excellent)B. (Normal)c. (Slightly subnormal)D. (Bad)
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    TABLE III. Defects Treated under the Authority's Scheme
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    TABLE IV. Dental Inspection and Treatment
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    TABLE V. Verminous Conditions
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    TABLE VI. Higher Education Dental Inspection and Treatment