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West Ham 1953

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


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    VARIOUS DISEASES: Cases and Deaths.
    CasesCase rate per 1,000 populationDeathsDeath rate per 1,000 population
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    Notifications of Tuberculosis.
    NumberRate per 1,000 populationNumberRate per 1,000 population
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    PremisesNumber on RegisterNumber of
    InspectionsWritten NoticesOccupiers Prosecuted
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    2.- CASES IN WHICH DEFECTS WERE FOUND. (If defects are discovered at the premises on two, three or more separate occasions they should be reckoned as two, three or more "cases".)
    ParticularsNumber of eases in which defects were foundNumber of cases in which prosecutions were instituted
    To H.M. InspectorBy H.M. Inspector
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    Nature of WorkSECTION 110SECTION 111
    No. of outworkers in August list required by Section 110 (1) (c)No. of eases of default in sending lists to the CouncilNo. of prosecutions for failure to supply listsNo. of instances of work in unwholesome premisesNotices servedProsecutions
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    I append a list of various foodstuffs condemned during the year:-
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    Continued from previous page...
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    Type of premisesRATSMICETotal No. of Premises VisitedTotal No. of Visits
    Premises VisitedNo. of VisitsPremises VisitedNo. of Visits
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    Type of PremisesPremises visitedTotal number of visits
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    Type of PremisesPremises visitedTotal number of visits
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    Particulars are given below regarding the various types of heat treated milk which were sampled during the year and submitted to the appropriate tests.
    Type of MilkNumber sampledResults of Examination
    Phosphatase TestMethylene Blue TestTurbidity Test
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    The adulteration in the Borough for the past five years was as follows:-
    YearNumber of SamplesPercentage Adulteration
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    The milk adulteration in the Borough for the past five years was as follows:-
    YearNumber of SamplesPercentage Adulteration
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    FERTILISERS & FEEDING STUFFS ACT, 1926. Particulars are given below of the samples taken during the year.
    Type of sampleNo. of samples takenAnalysis agreedAnalysis disagreed
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    Carcases Inspected and Condemned.
    Cattle excluding CowsCowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigsHorsesGoats
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    Attendances at all the Child Welfare Sessions (Including the Toddlers' Clinics) are set out below for the period 1950-1953:-
    Children under 1 YearChildren 1-5 Years
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    Indeed, the search for infected children by means of the tuberculin jelly test (which is under consideration) has been shown to be an effective way of tracing active adult cases and bringing them under treatment earlier than would otherwise be possible.
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    The following table shows the amount of B.C.G. vaccination undertaken to protect uninfected contacts of tuberculosis. It will be seen that there has been a steady increase In this work since it was first started in 1950:-
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    Place of Birth and Deaths under 1 month: 1953.
    Number of InfantsNumber died within 24 hoursNumber died within 28 daysNumber survived 28 days
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    STATISTICS. (a) Numbers provided with Dental Care.
    ExaminedNeeding TreatmentTreatedMade dentally fit
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    (b) Forms of Dental Treatment Provided.
    ExtractionsAnaestheticsFillingsScalings or Scaling and gum treatment.Silver Nitrate Treatment .DressingsRadio-graphsDentures provided
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    Day Nurseries and Child Minders. Three Day Nurseries remained open during 1953; the following table shows the average attendance at the day nurseries during the years:-
    NurseryNo. of Approved PlacesAverage Daily Attendance
    Under 2 yrs.Over 2 yrs.Total
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    The following are the numbers of mothers and children sent for convalescence during 1953:-
    Children under 5 years
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    Number of Live Births in Maternity Units in the Borough.
    HospitalWest Ham ResidentsTotal Live Births
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    Midwives attending at Domiciliary Confinements.
    SourceNumber (or equivalent number) of midwives on 31.12.53.Number of Live Births
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    Summary of work carried out by all Home Nurses within the Borough.
    Total Cases attendedTotal number of visits paidAverage number of visits per case
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    Statistics relating to the types and proportions of cases treated are set out below:-
    Total CasesNew CasesTotal Visits
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    The following table shows the number of persons vaccinated during the years-
    Number of persons vaccinated (or re-vaccInated)
    Age at date of vaccinat ionUnder 112-45-1415 or overTotal
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    The numbers of children immunised during the year by the Council's own staff or reported during the year as having been immunised by general practitioners in the area are shown in the table below:-
    AGE at date of final injection (as regards A) or of reinforcing injection (as regards B)
    Under 112345 to 910 to 14Total
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    IMMUNISATION IN RELATION TO CHILD POPULATION Number of Children at 31st December, 1953, who had completed a course of Immunisation at any time before that date (i.e.. at any time since 1st Januarv 1939).
    Age at 31.12.53 i.e., Born in YearUnder 1 19531-4 1952-19495-9 1948-194410-14 1943-1939Under 15 Total
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    The following table shows the work carried out by the Service during the years 1951. 1952 and 1953:-
    AmbulancesAmbulance CarsTotals
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    The following table shows the number of home visits and clinic attendances made by the Tuberculosis Health Visitors during the past five years:
    YearHome VisitsClinic Sessions attended
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    During the year the officers were called upon on 282 occasions with the following results:-
    Disposal of CasesM.F.Total
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    The following table shows the type of care which was received by defectives remaining on the register at 31st December, 1953:-
    Under age 16Age 16 and overTotal
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    Cause of DisabilityTotalNo Treatment RecommendedRecommended for:-
    Medical TreatmentSurgical Treatment
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    Cause of DisabilityTotalNo. Treatment RecommendedRecommended for:-
    Optical TreatmentOptical and Educational Treatment
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    Classification of the General Condition of Children assessed at periodic inspections during the years 1951, 1952 and 1953.
    Year 1951
    No. of children inspectedA (Good)B (Fair)C (Poor)
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    The following percentages relate to the past eight years:-
    YearExcellentNormalSub-normal and bad
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    There is a good deal of evidence to show that ringworm of the scalp is a declining disease. The figures for previous years are given for comparison:-
    YearTotal number treatedReceived x-ray treatment
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    The incidence in 1952 was 0.01 per cent. It is Interesting to compare this incidence with that of twenty-five to twenty-seven years ago.
    YearNumber of casesSchool PopulationIncidence
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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 volume of work carried out at these clinics will be obtained from the following table:-
    ClinicNo. of Attendances
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    The incidence of defective colour vision remains fairly consistent as the following figures for the past eight years shows:-
    YearNo. examinedDefectivePercentage Defective
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    The following figures snow attendances for the year:-
    New casesSchool Children 307Maternity & Child Welfare 66
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    The following figures relate to treatment given to school children during the year:-
    Number TreatedTotal Number of treatments given
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    To this end the following table has been compiled:-
    YearNumber of casesSchool PopulationIncidence
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    An analysis of the causation of defect in 87 West Ham cases and 10 extra-district cases which were In the Elizabeth Pry Special School during the year 1953 is set out below:-
    DefectWest HamExtra-District
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    The authority now has four Nursery schools. Children in attendance are examined quarterly and the results are set out below:-
    Number examinedNumber found to require treatmentPercentage found to require treatment
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    When the children were examined for the first time during the year, their general condition, using the Ministry of Education classification, was assessed as follows:-
    Number examinedGoodPercent-agePairPercent-agePoorPercentage
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    APPENDIX I. CAUSES OF DEATH IN AGE GROUPS - 1953 (as supplied by Registrar-General). '
    Causes of Death.All AgesDeaths at different periods of life of residents (civilians) whether occurring within or without the district.
    Under 1 Year1-5 Years5-15 Years15-25 Years25-45 Years45-65 Years65-75 Years75 and upwards
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    MonthNumber receivedMalesFemalesOver 5 yearsUnder 5 yearsSent In by CoronerSent in by Po 1 ic eSent in for sanitary reasonsNumber of Post-Mortem ExaminationsNumber of Inquests held.
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    School Population 1951: 28,178 1952: 29,135 1953: 29,653
    TYPE OF WORKNumber of cases dealt with
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    TABLE I Return of Medical Inspection
    A. Periodic medical inspection:
    Code GroupNo. examined
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    TABLE II Classification of the General Condition of children inspected during the year In the three Prescribed Age Groups.
    Number of children inspectedABC
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    TABLE III Verminous Conditions
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    TABLE IV. Defects Treated