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Hackney 1860

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hackney]

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registered in Stoke Newington sub-district; 28 in Stamford Hill; 135
in West Hackney; 221 in Hackney, and 79 in South Hackney subdistrict.
The barometer readings have varied enormously during the present
quarter, and the weather has been at times most tempestuous. At
Greenwich the pressure of the wind on one day was as high as 171bs., on
another 281bs. on a square foot. On several occasions the wind travelled
above 500 miles in a day; on one occasion it travelled more than 600,
and on another above 800 miles in the 24 hours, or at an average rate of
34 miles per hour in the latter instance.
I remain, Gentlemen,
Your obedient Servant,
June 8th, 1860.