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West Ham 1947

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

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

MALES:
A.B.lB.2B.3Total
Quiescent1436-23
Improved913325
No material improvement167
Three cases were in residence for less than four weeks and not classified.
FEMALES:
A.B.lB.2B.3Total
Quiescent516113
Improved2514627
No material improvement1146
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Three cases were in residence for less than four weeks and
not classified.
The following Extra-District cases were admitted during the
year:—
Essex Males 11
Females 2—13
Surrey Males —
Females 1— 1
East Ham Males 4
Females 3— 7
London County Council Males 1
Females 1
During the year the shortage of nursing staff was again
keenly felt. The position as regards domestic staff was much
easier.
X-RAY. Six hundred and seventy-eight adult films were
taken during the year.
Eighteen successful pneumothoraces were induced.
Over 600 refills were given.
Six cases were admitted to the London Chest Hospital
for Thoracoplasty; eight for Adhesion Section. Several cases
took their discharge before a vacancy came for their admission.
Dr. G. Turner resigned during the year, and Dr. Ryan was
appointed to fill the vacancy.
LANGDON HILL SANATORIUM. At the end of 1946 the
number of children remaining under treatment was:—
Males 14
Females 12—26
The total admissions during 1947 were:—
Males 17
Females 14—31
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