Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]
The following table gives particulars of the cases:—
|Name.||Age.||S X.||Ward.||Notification received.||Result.|
|A.M.A.||11 mths.||F.||Plashet West||April 14th||Recovered—Diagnosis doubtful.|
|W.D.C.||11 „||F.||Manor Park||Aug. 26th||Died Aug. 22nd.|
|E.H.||3 years||F.||Manor Park||Oct. 2nd||Died Oct. 2nd.|
|L.B.||9 „||M.||Central East||Oct. 13th||Died Oct. 14th in Isolation Hospital.|
|E.F.||5 „||F.||Central West||Oct. 20th||Died Oct. 20th, in Isolation Hospital.|
|G.M.||1 yr. 8 mths.||M.||Manor Park||Oct. 27 th||Recovered — no Paralysis.|
This disease is more commonly known as Infantile Paralysis.
Eight cases were notified during the year. Four cases were
not notified until after death had taken place.
One case notified was a chronic case of two years' standing.
The particulars are given in the following table:—
|A.M.||5 years||M.||Manor Park||Mar. 19th||Recovered with Paralysis of lower extremities.|
|H.J.||1½||M.||Plashet West||Aug. 29th||Recovered — right leg paralysed.|
|*A.B.H.||6 „||F.||Central West||Sept. 22nd.||Died Sept. 20th.|
|*A.J.H.||1 yr. 10mths. M.||Central West||Sept. 22nd||Died Sept. 20th.|
|F.B.||3 years||M.||Central West||Sept. 24th||Chronic case of 2 years' standing.|
|A.F.||2½ years.||M.||Central East||Oct. 9th||Left arm and right leg paralysed.|
|D.W.||10 „||F.||Plashet West||Oct. 14th||Died Oct. 14th.|
|J.M.||3„||M.||Plashet East||Oct. 20th||Died in London Hospital Oct. 24th.|
|* Same family.|
One case was notified during the year. The patient recovered.
I visited the case and all precautions were taken, but the diagnosis
It is gratifying to note a diminution in the number of deaths
from this disease during the year. 168 deaths occurred, as compared
with 190 in 1912.