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Walthamstow 1902

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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the amount of money spent seems excessive; in "the administration" of
the Hospital, it has been spent judiciously, and the public have had
value for their money; and if Diphtheria can be kept within reasonable
limits and its death rate of 1 in 8 reduced, your Authority need have no
regrets.
I have received the following Report from Dr.
Cameron, the Resident Medical Officer at the
Sanatorium: -
There were 226 patients admitted during the year 1902.
Of these, 139 were sent in as Scarlet Fever, 85 as Diphtheria, and 2
as Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria.

The following table gives the number each month: -

Scarlet Fever.Diphtheria.Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria.Total.
January77-14
February73-10
March49114
April96-15
May68-14
June115-16
July2313-36
August156-21
Sept.167-23
October97117
Nov.209-29
Dec.125-17
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The average number of patients in Hospital for the year 1902 was as
follows: -
January 24
February 20
March 22
April 21
May 21
June 24
July 28
August 39
September 39
October 39
November 39
December 37


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