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Kingston upon Thames 1897

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston-upon-Thames]

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children. The greater amount of milk
used in the town is "railway" milk, and
comes from Hampshire, Wiltshire, and
other places where we know nothing of
the conditions under which it is stored or
4.—Filtration.—Nothing of the kind is
attempted, though filtration discloses the
presence in all milk of a large percentage
of dung, hairs, human skin scales, and
other objectionable matters.
5.—Pavitig of Yards and Sheds.—Considerable
improvements have been made, but one
or two dairymen ought to do more work
of this kind.
New Houses.
Plans for 197 new dwelling houses have been
approved during the year.
One underground bakehouse is now lighted with
electricity. This is a great improvement.
Many visits have been paid, and most of the
improvements called for have been carried out.
Old Property.
Many houses have been inspected and improvements
effected. Other property of an insanitary
character is being watched and will be dealt with as
opportunity serves.
In conclusion it will be seen that, although I
have many suggestions for further improvements,
we are making steady, if slow, progress.
I am, Gentlemen,
Your odedient servant,
H. Beale Collins.