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 shows the number of deaths from Pulmonary Tuberculosis and other forms of the disease:—
Pulmonary Tuberculosis (including Phthisis) 124 deaths.
|(61 males, 63 females)|
|Tuberculosis of the Brain||16 deaths.|
|Acute Miliary Tuberculosis||3 „|
|Abdominal Tuberculosis||17 „|
|Other forms of Tuberculosis||8 „|
Notification Rales per 1,000 of Population.
England, excluding London.
Wales and Monmouth
Under the Public Health (Tuberculosis) Regulations, 1912, the total number of notifications received was:—
|Tuberculosis (Pulmonary)||245 males.|
|do. (Other Forms)||196|
The same measures have been taken to control the disease as
in previous years.
Every case notified has been visited and advice given as to
the precautions necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
A card of rules, etc., for consumptives has been given to each
Any insanitary conditions discovered are remedied, and the
public now realise that every improvement in ventilation, and
cleanliness, tends to diminish the risk of infection.