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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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houses principally visited were those which had not been
taken in hand in the first house to house visitation, and now
every house has been visited and means taken to provide such
houses with a proper water-supply to the W. C. and other sanitary
improvements. There are many houses that require frequent
visiting, especially those inhabited by the poorer classes, that
our small sanitary staff is fully employed. I hope that before
long our staff of inspectors may be augmented, so that the whole
ot the district may be inspected at more frequent intervals.
SUMMARY OF SANITARY WORKS CARRIED OUT
BY THE SANITARY INSPECTORS DURING
THE YEAR 1890.
Number of houses inspected 3864
Notices served 2293
Water supplies to closets 1390
Yards paved 174
Receptacles for dust provided 254
Drains trapped 80
„ cleansed 259
,, tested 37
„ abolished and new constructed 92
„ flushed 38
Offensive accumulation removed 13
Areas drained 9
Stables drained 9
Water supplies for domestic purposes disconnected
from cistern supplying closet 249
Waste pipes of sinks disconnected from drains 56
Number of complaints received 115
Number of houses cleansed 96
New pans and traps to closets 3
New closets built 7
Houses disinfected 217
Articles of bedding &c. disinfected 958
Summonses taken re sanitary works, underground
rooms, &c. 33
Occupation of underground rooms abolished 21
Magistrate's orders obtained 12
Swine removed 2
Overcrowding abolished 1
Houses closed 3
Cesspools abolished 2

T able III.

Shewing the number of Deaths Registered during the past Five years from the principal infectious diseases including Diarrhoea.

Disease*.1886-7.1887-8.1888-9.1889.1800.
Small Pox.000
Measles112551033558
Scarlet Fever.3758404828
Diphtheria.1522245041
Whooping Cough.492043431112
Typhoid Fever.l730161424
Typhus Fever.0000
Diarrhœa.145151478669
Cholera0000
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