Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Malden & Coombe]
The sharp rise in the number of notifications of new cases
of pulmonary tuberculosis during 1948 was not maintained,
twenty-two fewer cases being reported in the year under review.
The mortality rate, although slightly higher than that for the
previous year, was again only one-third of the high peak
registered in 1941.
The following table shows the trend of tuberculosis since 1938.
TUBERCULOSIS 1938 - 1949.
|Year||Estimated Population||No.||Pulmonary Rate per 1,000 Population||No.||Non-Pulmonary Rate per 1,000 Population||No.||Pulmonary Rate per 1,000 Population||No.||Non-Pulmonary Rate per 1,000 Population|
Notification of tuberculosis was, on the whole, satisfactory.
There was only one case during the year which did not come to
light until after death.
At the end of the year the following numbers of cases were
shown to be suffering from the disease and living in the district,
the total remaining the same as that for the previous year.
Males 147 23
Females 95 28