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Mile End 1866

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]

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Deaths in Mile End Old Town from all Zymotic Diseases, viz., Fever, Small Pox, Scarlatina, Measles, Diptheria, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Whooping Cough, Croup, Erysipelas, in year ending March,1867,and in four previous years ending—

March, 1863March, 1864March, 1865March, 1866March, 1867Average Four previous years.

As I have already stated, zymotic diseases are the
best test of the sanitary condition of any place where
any large numbers of people are massed together,
hence, this table is both gratifying and interesting.


Annual death rates from all causes (and from zymotic diseases) per1,000persons living in Mile End Old Town, and in each of the five Metropolitan districts, for the two quarters endinq March and


Quarter ending March 30th.Quarter ending June 29th.
Estimated Population, 1867.All causesZymotic Diseases.All causes.Zymotic Diseases.
Mile End Old Town 85,00022.802.818.442.4
For Metropolis—
West Districts 600,00022.342.5617.02.08
North „ 710,00026.714.4620.03.24
Central ,, 320,00031.873.972403.08
East (Including M.E.O.R) 635,00026.444.020.373.2
South Districts 820,00027.443.421.2.8
Mean of Districts26.963.420.512.8