London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Paddington 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington]

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Public Institutions have been included. The 100 deaths of parishioners—76 from St. Mary's Sub-district and 24 from St. John s —which occurred in 1890 in the following extra-Parochial Hospitals and Institutions, are throughout this Report dealt with in the same manner as if they had actually taken place in the Parish, and are assigned in the Tables to the Sub-districts from which the deceased were admitted:—

Hospitals and Institutions.Deaths.Hospitals and Institutions.Deaths.
Brompton Hospital5Samaritan Hospitall
Cancer Hospital, Fulham Road1University College Hospital2
Western Fever Hospital1
Chelsea Hospital for Women1Westminster Hospital2
Ban stead Asylum1
Children's Hospital, Great Ormond Street1Bethlem House Asylum1
Bethnal House Asylum2
French Hospital1Chelsea Infirmary1
German Hospital2Hanwell Asylum4
Guy's Hospital1Hoxton House Asylum9
Homoeopathic Hospital1Leavesden Asylum3
King's College Hospital2London County Asylum, Hanwell2
Lock Hospital, Dean Street1
Metropolitan Asylum, Darenth2
London Temperance Hospital1
Peckham House Asylum2
Middlesex Hospital4St. Pancras Infirmary1
National Hospital for Paralysis1St. Peter's Home3
St. Plagia's Creche, Islington1
North London Hospital for Consumption1
Wandsworth Infirmary1
North-Western Fever Hospital19In Caledonian Road, Islington1
Royal Free Hospital1In Edgware Road1
Royal Hospital for Incurables1In Queen's Street, Marylebone1
St. Bartholomew's Hospital1On way to Hospital1
St. Elizabeth's Hospital3In River Thames at Batter sea1
St. George's Hospital7
St. Peter's Hospital1

Daring the year there were 455 deaths of infants
under one year of age, 730 of children under five
years of age, and 497 of persons aged 65 years and
The rate of infantile mortality in Paddington was
157 per 1,000 registered births. In London the rate
was 163, and in the 27 largest provincial towns it
ranged from 135 in Portsmouth to 241 in Preston.
Zymotic Diseases.
Small-pox caused no death in Paddington, nor did
any case come under the notice of the Sanitary
Department. In London only 4 deaths occurred, being
the fifth successive year in which London has been
practically free from the disease.
Measles caused 77 deaths—65 in St. Mary's and
12 in St. John's Sub-district—equivalent to an annual
rate of 0.65 per 1,000 inhabitants. In London the