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 Hamlet of Mile End Old Town]
24 SEPTEMBER, ,1890. 153
(5) That your Sanitary Inspectors brought up and read reports for
for which your Committee beg to refer your Board to their Report Books.
That having regard to the Reports of your Medical Officer and
Inspectors your Committee resolved to recommend–That
tyrtnotices be served upon the owners of the following houses and
premises, requiring them to perform the following works, viz.:
(a) Nos. 7 to 23, 33, 35,45,47,53,57, Rutland Street;
1,7, 12, 21, 22, 29 to 32, Bedford Square; 3, 7 to 23
27 to 37,4,10,14,20, to 36,40,42 and 46 to 66,
To provide water supply to the closets thereat.
(b) Nos. 45a, Rutland Street; 33, Willow Street; and
21, Hall Street—
To separate the water supply for domestic purposes from
that used for flushing the closets.
(c) Xo. 19, Rutland Street; and 322, Oxford Street—
To properly trap the closets thereat.
(d) Xos. 2, Bedford Square; 9, 11, 58, Russell Street;
84, Charles Street; and 70, Shandy Street—
To properly trap the drains and sinks thereat.
(e) Nos. 7, 27, 31, 33, 36, 40, 46 to 52 and 66, Russell
To provide receptacles for the dust for the use of the
(f) Nos. 31, 33, 58, Russell Street; 84, Charles Street;
and 70, Shandy Street—
To pave the yards thereat.
(g) Nos. 11, 33, 18, and 20, Russell Street—
To cleanse and purify such houses.
(h) No. 84, Charles Street—
To provide proper drain to the stable and smoke-shaft to
the smoke-house thereat.
(i) Stable in rear of No. 322, Oxford Street—
To properly pave and drain same.
(j) No. 1a, Belle Vue Place—
To disconnect sink pipe from direct communication with
(6) That your Inspectors under the Adulteration Acts submitted
4 certificates of your Analyst and your Committee resolved
to recommend-That proceedings be taken against the person
who sold to Mr. Leshaw, Inspector under the Adulteration of
Food, &c. Acts, milk adulterated with 27 per cent. of added
water, and that several other persons who sold milk adulterated
to a smaller extent be cautioned.