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Bethnal Green 1873

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Bethnal Green]

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There was an increase in the number of deaths from Zymotic disease,
which were registered as follows:—
1873.
1874.
Small Pox
41
7
Measles
43
192
Scarlatine
17
103
Diptheria
6
5
Whooping Cough
147
101
Fever
44
58
Diarrhœa
143
159
Cholera
12
12
443
637
Increase
194
The deaths from Zymotic disease increased by 194; but even then they
were below the average for the preceding five years. The mortality
from this class was—
In 1809 618
1870 963
1871 715
1872 745
1873 443
5 /3484.0/ 696.8
Thus it will be seen that the numbers were, for the preceding five
years, on the average of 696.8, whilst for the past year it was 637, so
that the annual decrease was, on the average, 59.8.
The diseases which swelled our Zymotic death rate were Measles,
which rose from 43 to 192; Scarlatina, from 17 to 103; Diarrhoea, from
143 to 159; Fever, from 44 to 51. Those that fell were Whooping Cough
from 147 to 101; Small Pox, from 41 to 7; Diphtheria, from 6 to 5;
Cholera (so registered), 12 each year. Small Pox, I trust, will never
again become so widely spread as during the last epidemic; for I am
happy to say Vaccination is being carried out thoroughly, and the
Vaccination Officer continues to perform his duties vigorously.


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