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Mile End 1890

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

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TYPHUS FEVER.
There were 2 cases of Typhus Fever reported during the
year. It is probable that one of these cases was mistaken
Typhoid Fever ; the other was this disease as far as can be
made out, but as to its origin it could not be traced, although
strenuous steps were taken with this object. It is however
satisfactorv to know that no other case occurred in this locality,
and that neither of the reported cases proved fatal.
TYPHOID FEVER.
During the last year there were 127 cases reported to me, and
out of which only 22 proved fatal, this number is very small
indeed spread over a year, and in a large district like our own ;
the disease was never of an endemic character, and proper precautions
were taken to prevent as far as possible in ever case
the spread of the disease. The following table explains itself:

RETURNS OF MORTALITY BELONGING TO THE HAMLET OF MILE END OLD TOWN.

TABLE II. Deaths occurring in the Hamlet including those in the Workhouse and excluding those of Deaths occurring in the outlying Institutions including those in the Extra Metropolitan Asylums.

the City of London.

DISEASES.Quarter ending March. AGES.Quarter ending June. AGES.Quarter ending September. AGES.Quarter ending Jan. 3rd, 1891. AGES.Quarter ending March, 1890. AGES.Quarter ending June. AGES.Quarter ending September. AGES.Quarter ending Jan. 3rd, 1891. AGES.Totals. AGES.
0 11 55 1515 3030 6060 901 01 55 1515 3030 6060 900 11 55 1515 3030 6060 900 51 55 1515 3030 6060 900 11 55 1515 3030 6060 900 11 55 1515 3030 6060 900 11 55 1515 3030 6060 900 11 55 1515 3030 6060 900 11 55 1515 3030 6060 90
ZYMOTIC.Small Pox
Measles.43111813152128273
Scarlatina.211341119211151841
Typhus Fever.
Enteric Fever.1i111111114511141071
Puerperal.1213162
Diptheria.3414212223211313313122471
Whooping Cough.18241281621073160473
Erysipelas.111……111
Diarrhoea, Dysentry, & Cholera.211513821128121215552124
CONSTITUTIONAL.Rheumatism and Gout.22211114112482
Cancer and other Tumors.15115310116102252213539
Other Constitutional Diseases.2123131242522232211111115618135
Phthisis.316394113102281271853277335321142213112456175212123
Tabes Mesenterica.9342212113213982
Hydrocephalus.111122
Tubercular Meningitis.622556411512119193
Dropsy.……1……214
LOCAL.Heart Disease.1111261……1217141121413135193213231812019147786
Apoplexy.16723713621461324
Convulsions.236266352399112112823
Bronchitis.40185441582232111016817943181144221211…21126476775121
Pneumonia.151058231313621331562210823255131232124121523178507176840
Cerebral Disease.32176316622115531191311122124353229
Locomotor Ataxy.1121221
Paralysis.56251223421111331719
Croup.18134217117211
Digestive System.141231192312291211391162111011114338136
Kidney Disease.336……3221292266121122462517
Development.Premature Births.1412……1817162
Congenital Defects.1243……1121
Senile Decay.4325292901130
Violence.921211634331231133112423211323121243288111717
III Defined and not Specified.11101
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INFECTIOUS DISEASES NOTIFICATION ACT.
The above Act now being in force all over the Metropolis,
cases of infectious diseases are notified to each Medical Officer
of Health soon after it occurs, it will be seen from the adjoining
table, a large number of these diseases have been reported to
me during the past 12 months.
I am happy to say there has been not the slightest friction
between the Medical men of the district and myself in the
working of this Act. We have co-operated amicably both as
regards removal of cases to isolation hospitals where necessary,
as also in the disinfection of clothing, and other sanitary
measures, for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Hamlet, and
I feel sure much good will be found to accrue from such a
necessary measure as the above.


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