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West Ham 1946

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

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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
Routine Medical Inspections6,1116,763
Special Inspections and Re-inspections11,59613,441
Inspections at Nursery Schools & Classes9661,063
Nutrition Surveys by School Nurses24,17027,889
Uncleanliness Inspections by School Nurses26,46636,161
Minor Ailments treated at the School Clinics6,9137,753
Attendances at Minor Ailment Clinics36,11341,746
Tonsil and Adenoid Operations performed423356
Orthopaedic Defects treated at Orthopaedic Clinic73154
Cases treated at the Light Clinic71121
Admissions to Fyfield Open-Air School233253
Re-inspections at Fyfield1,2361,285
Re-inspections of children on return from Fyfield75249
Children examined for Employment10180
Children examined for Entertainments1110
Children admitted to Convalescent Homes244231
Children ascertained for Speech Defects212
Children referred for Child Guidance treatment8082
DENTAL WORK
Children treated4,2205,086
Number of fillings:
Permanent teeth3,9365,314
Temporary teeth4,8573,807
Number of extractions:
Permanent teeth640782
Temporary teeth5,7348,445
Administrations of general anaesthetics1,1331,509
Other Operations:
Permanent teeth626741
Temporary teeth194273
Number of Orthodontic cases treated124149
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