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 Mitcham]
Two whole-time Health Visitors are employed in the District
and work under the supervision of the Medical Officer of Health.
Both carry out their various duties in a very efficient manner.
The following Table shows the number of visits paid by the
Health Visitors during the year :
Reports of Visits paid by Health Visitors for 1923.
|Miss Rogers.||Miss Knight.||Total.|
|Primary ante-natal visits||76||9||85|
|Subsequent ante-natal visits||77||16||93|
|Primary birth visits||400||298||698|
|Subsequent visits to infants||1596||1248||2844|
|Visits to children under five years of age||1743||2256||3999|
|Enquiries re deaths of infants under one year of age||17||15||30|
|Enquiries re stillborn births||5||5||10|
|Visits re cases of ophthalmia neonatorum||5||1||6|
|Visits re cases of puerperal fever||2||1||3|
|Visit re case of acute poliomyelitis||1||...||1|
|Primary visits to cases of tuberculosis||45||13||58|
|Subsequent visits to cases of tuberculosis||66||26||92|
|Visits re cases of pneumonia||2||1||3|