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Walthamstow 1904

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The distribution of the cases according to Wards, and the number of
deaths are represented in the following diagram:—
Single line indicates cases
Crenated,, „ infecled houses
Double ,, „ removals
Dotted ,, „ deaths
SUMMER DIARRHOEA— EPIDEMIC OR
ZYMOTIC ENTERITIS.
Under this heading 183 deaths occurred; 152 of them were in children
under 1 year; 29 between 1 and 5 and 2 over that age. There were
five deaths registered from Enteritis—2 under 1 year and 2 between 1
and 5 years— and fourteen others from Gastro-Enteritis, 9 of which
were under 1 year of age and four between 1 and 5 years. Of these
latter deaths possibly some under 1 year might be truly registered
as due to Zymotic Diarrhœa, but as I have adopted the usual classification
they are not so included. Apart from these, the infantile deaths
due to Diarrhoea are greatly in excess of last year.


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