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Lewisham 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Lewisham]

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Inspectors' Reports of the Sanitary Work,&c., computedin the year ended December31, 1890.

Blackhelth and Lewisham DivisionSydenham and forest-hull DivisionPenge.Total.
Number of Complaints received during the year .357637[948
Ditto made by Inspectors357296147
Number of Houses and Premises, &c., inspected6707604321862
Orders issued for Sanitary Amendments of Houses and Premises4103552911056
Houses and Premises, &c., Cleansed, Repaired, and Whitewashed17085119374
Houses Disinfected after Infectious Diseases16012032312
House Drains Repaired, Cleansed, &c8411064258
Same Trapped or Ventilated108236128
Water Closets Repaired, Cleansed, &c.89131140
Same supplied with Water138211161510
New Water Closets provided1220133
New Dust Bins provided13818972399
Dust Bins Repaired, Covered,&c24193881
New Water Cisterns provided78217
Water Cisterns Cleansed, Repaired, and Covered11122043
No. of Lodging Houses required to be registered under 35th Clause of the Sanitary Act, 186611. . .2
No. of Dust Complaints and requests for removal received and attended to681494221
Removal of accumulations of Dung, Stagnant Water, Animal and other Refuse1117432
Removal of Animals improperly kept117119
Licensed Cowhouses regularly Inspected1511632
Licensed Slaughterhouses ditto98320
* Note.- Special house to house inspections, under the Regulations adopted by the Board as to Houses let in Lodgings, were made during the year.