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]
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|Cases.||Deaths.||Case Mortality (per cent.).|
* One patient died from Nephritis.
t Patient died from Tubercular-Broncho-Pneumonia.
The Hospital is provided with a bacteriological laboratory, and
during the year Dr. Cave has made the following examinations:—
Number of swabs examined for diphtheria 1,147
Number of specimens of sputa 122
This work was divided amongst the constituent Authorities and amongst the patients at the Hospital as shown by the following table:—
|Swabs for Diphtheria.||Sputa.|
|Beddington and Wallington||97||18|
|Coulsdon and Purley||93||29|