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St James's 1866

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St James's, Westminster]

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of a few years involve nearly, if not quite as
great an outlay, as is considered essential at the
present time, taking it for granted that nothing
unusually serious happens.
The full and patient investigation given by the
Veatry and the various Committees, to all the
matters whether of public or private interest
that have been brought before them previously
to a derision having been arrived at, renders it
unnecessary for me to do more, than record
the results in the accompanying Lists, which shew
the principal matters that have been accomplished
in the department to which I have the honour to
belong. All of these were works of necessity,
more especially the Severs Works, which being
to a great extent out of sight, do not generally
obtrude themaelves upon public notice. Some
of these Sewers are of comparative antiquity,
some were originally badly constructed, and others
have, for reasona too lengthy to enter upon here,
been unfairly used. Actual defects have however
been made good, and possible evils foreatalled
and provented, such as accumulations that
would impede private drainage; those Sewers in
the Parish that run from North to South have au