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Walthamstow 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The following table gives the number each month:-

Month.Scarlet Fever.Diphtheria.Total.
January17623
February171128
March171128
April549
May131225
June13821
July151227
August11617
September21829
October10313
November11516
December22022
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The ages of those admitted were as follows:—
SCARLATINA.
Under 5 years. 5 and under 10. 10 and under 15. 15 and upwards.
54 82 18 22
DIPHTHERIA.
34 31 16 5
The average number of patients in Hospital for the various months
was as follows:—
January 30
February 33
March 39
April 32
May 29
June 39
July 39
August 37
September 31
October 33
November 28
December 25
Of the cases sent in as Diphtheria, 8 were found on bacteriological
examination to be free from the Klebs Loeffer Bacillus; three proved
to have Scarlet Fever and Whooping Cough.
Two of the cases sent in as Scarlet Fever were cases of Measles, and
19 were cases of mixed infection (Diphtheria).
There were 19 deaths during the year. Of these 14 were from
Diphtheria, 3 from Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever, and 2 from Scarlet
Fever.


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