closed for a fortnight after the new year, that it might be thoroughly
cleansed and disinfected. The Board of Guardians rendered
every possible assistance to the Vestry, and the relieving
officer's services were of the highest value.
Many cases of typhoid fever and scarlet fever occurred this
year; and the work of sanitation and disinfecting was pursued.
The year's records present many instances, as usual, of overcrowding,
dilapidated dwellings, and unwholesome premises. Two wells
were closed and several trade nuisances dealt with. Co-operation
was effected with the various school authorities, re prevalence of
scarlet fever. Visits were paid in Sidney-street, Heath-street, Commodore-street,
Charles-street, Coutts'-road, Wilson-street, Waldenstreet,
Old Church-road, Medway-road, Burdett-road, Canal-road,
Whitechapel-road, Victoria-place, Oxford-street, Raven-terrace
Turner's-road, Baker-street, Redman's-road, Carlton-road, Skidmore-street,
Nelson-street, Bridge-street, Harford-street, Bedfordstreet,
Greenfield-street, Floreston-street, Lincoln-street, and
Commercial-road. Cow byres and slaughterhouses inspected.
Small-pox, typhoid and scarlet fever, still prevailed during this
year, concerning which many special reports were made, which can
only be mentioned here. After long correspondence with the
Boards of Guardians of Poplar, Limehouse and Whitechapel, the
Vestry resolved to send non-pauper small-pox cases to Highgate
Hospital, at a cost of four guineas for each patient during treatment.
Seven cases were sent accordingly during the year, ending
March, at a cost of £29. Visits of inspection were paid to Bow
Common-lane, New-road, Redman's-row; Cadiz-street, Clevelandstreet,
Selina-terrace, New-street, Robert's-place, Carr-street, Edward's-road,
Ernest-street, Maplin-street, Ocean-street, Emmettstreet,
St. Peter's-street, Regent's-court, Union-street, Charlesstreet,
Stepney-green, Copperfield-road, and Thomas-street.
Several offensive trade nuisances were suppressed, and proceedings
taken under the Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Act.
The Hospital at Barking was inspected and reported upon. Two
cases of un-coffined bodies were summarily dealt with. A schoolhouse
in the New-road was ordered to have the drainage made
good. The Board's ambulance was inspected and found unsuitable.
A number of orders were made to provide proper water
The epidemic of small-pox still continuing, your medical officer
caused full enquiry to be made in each case, so far as practicable,
and the result submitted to him. Foot and mouth disease being