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Walthamstow 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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INQUESTS.
During the year 94 inquests were held, compared with 86 in 1902,
105 in 1901, 90 in 1900, and 83 in 1899. In 1898 62 were held, and
the deaths requiring investigation vary between 7 and 8 per cent. of the
total deaths.
The 94 deaths were certified as follows:—
47 died from Natural causes.
10 „ Accidental suffocation through overlying.
1 „ „ „ in bed.
4 „ „ „ through drowning.
3 „ Accidental suffocation.
1 „ Suicide by drowning.
1 „ „ cut throat.
1 „ „ oxalic acid poisoning.
1 „ „ hanging.
5 ,, Shock of accidental burns or scalds.
1 ,, „ operation necessitated by accidental fracture of
1 ,, ,, haemorrhage from lung following tubercular
disease.
3 ,, Accidental injuries sustained on G.E.R.
3 „ Injuries caused by being accidentally run over.
1 ,, Pneumonia following accidental fall.
1 ,, Haemorrhage of brain due to accidental fall.
1 „ Dislocation of cervical spine, haemorrhage into brain, and
compression of brain, due to a fall.
1 ,, Cystitis, following fracture of femur.
1 ,, Rupture of blood vessel after phthisis.
1 „ Syncope, rapture of intestine.
1 „ Convulsions, due to improper feeding.
2 ,, Want of proper attention at birth.
2 ,, Exhaustion, malassimilation of food.
1 „ Unknown cause.
94


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