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Walthamstow 1909

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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INQUESTS.
During the year 109 Inquests were held. Nine of these were concerning
the deaths of persons belonging to other districts. The ten
deaths of residents enquired into by the Coroner, at the Workhouse and
Infirmary, are now added, and the causes of all deaths certified, are as
follows:—
Under One Year:
Want of attention at birth, 2; Convulsions, 5; Broncho-Pneumonia
and Congestion of Lungs, 5; Prematurity, Inanition, Want of Vitality,
3; Suffocation—overlaying, 6; Tuberculosis of bowels, 1; Meningitis
due to fall, 1; Malnutrition due to neglect of parents, 1.

O ver O ne Y ear :

1—5 Years.5—15 Years.15—25 Years.25—65 Years.65 and upwardsTotal.
Natural Causes411121028
Apoplexy.........7...7
Rupture of Heart and Aneurism............22
Croup—Asphyxia...1.........1
Strangulation of Bowel1............1
Epilepsy.........1...1
Syncope—Tight Lacing.........1...1
Pneumonia, following accident............11
Do. Cold & Exposure.........1...1
Do want of attention1............1
Accidents1......179
Do. Drowning.........1...1
Do. and Negligence1............1
Hæmorrhage after Confinement.........1...1
Suicides.........819
Do. Insane.........415
Burns and Scalds6......1...7
Septic Poisoning...............1
Do. following wounds11.........2
Asphyxia by Coal Gas............22
Strychnine Poisoning (Cause ?)...1.........1
Chloroform Admin. (operation)...l.........1
Tetanus...l...1...2
Poisoning by Eating Brawn.........1...1
Totals1561412487
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