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 Surbiton]
in evidence in January and February, and Measles broke
out in June, and lasted throughout the summer, delaying
in fact the opening of the Schools in the Christ Church
district after the summer holidays, and in Tolworth
necessitating the closing of the Schools in November and
Extract from Notification Book.
|Scarlet Fever||Diptheria & Memb. Croup||Enteric Fever||Puerperal Fever||Erysipelas||Contin. Fever||Small Pox||Totals|
*The combined Districts.
The number of deaths for the year 1896 is made up as
follows:—In Surbiton itself, 107; in the Cottage Hospital,
8; in the Workhouse, 7; in the County Lunatic Asylum
at Brookwood, 1; a total of 123. For 1895 the deaths
were 116, but those from the Workhouse were not
The official estimate of the increase of population to
the middle of 1896 is 10,407, and on this basis the death
rate is 11.81. Last year the rate was 11.21.
The deaths from the principal Zymotic diseases were
10, being five from measles, one each from scarlet fever,
whooping cough and diptheria, and two from diarrhoea.
This gives a Zymotic death rate of 0.96 per thousand.