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 Hackney]
The following are the Schools from which children were sent to the Cleansing Station, with the number sent.
|Schools.||No. Cleansed.||Schools.||No. Cleansed.|
|Hot Baths.||Sulphur Baths.||Hot Baths.||Sulphur Baths.|
* Outside Borough.
The full value of this crusade against body parasites cannot
as yet be estimated but it will no doubt bring about results beneficial
to the public health. Good results may be anticipated, and are
probably being experienced already in improved health of the
children. Young growing children suffer in their health when
infested with such vermin as lice, fleas or bugs. These are all biting
insects, and live and thrive at the expense of their hosts, in this
way undermining their health. Apart from this, they are a source
of constant irritation to the children, disturbing their sleep at night,
and distracting their attention during the day from healthy pursuits.
Their presence also is detrimental to the child's idea of a high
standard of cleanliness. Summing up from the point of view of