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St James's 1866

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

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“Dr. Slight on the 24th, and Dr. Hursley on the
“ 2nd of October.
“ In recommending the discontinuance of the
“services of these gentlemen, I was guided by the
decline of cases of Diarrhœa in their various
“ districts.
“The following is a weekly return of the number
“of cases of Diarrhœa, principally under the care
“of these gentlemen:
August 18th 166
“25 the 339
Sept. 1 206
“8 188
“15 215
“22 107
“29 57
Oct. 6 11
“13 10
“20 10
1309
“It is impossible to say how many of these
“cases were prevented from developing into Cholera
“by the early and prompt attention which they
“received. In all cases of Cholera the early or
“premonitory stmptoms are precidely those of
“Diarrhœa. hence every case of Diarrhœa. when
“Cholera is prevailing, should be treated as a case

"The Births and Deaths in the Parish during the "ten weeks, have been as follows:

Date.Births.Deaths.* Zymotic Diseases.
Ch.Di.M.S. F.H.C.Ty.Total.
August11..152. .1. .. .. .3
1817131. .. .1, .. .2
2518161. .. .. .. .. .1
Sept.11411. .2. .. .. .13
8811. .. .. .. .. .11
1516711. .. .. .. .2
22228. .. .. .. .. .. .. .
291415121. .116
October61611. .. .. .. .. .. .. .
13148. .. .. .. .. .. .. .
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