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Walthamstow 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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In the High Street Ward there were 61 cases of Diphtheria notified,
resulting in 8 deaths; in the Northern Ward, 41 cases notified with 11
deaths. If all the notified cases in the High Street Ward were Diphtheria,
one would expect at least 16 deaths, otherwise the type of
disease must have been very mild.
The St. James Street Ward maintains the same position as in 1903,
a material improvement on former years.
Infectious Diseases Act, 1889.
There were 975 notifications of Infectious Diseases during the year,
as compared with 700 in 1903, and 1083 in 1902.
Sixteen cases of Enteric Fever, four of Erysipelas, 16 of Scarlet Fever,
two of Small-pox, and two of Diphtheria were notified twice, and one
case of Puerperal Fever was notified three times. Practically all the
notifications were made by the doctors in attendance.

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