Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
The deaths from Measles and Whooping Cough since 1889 onwards were as follows:—
The following figures are supplied by Mr. Jones, Superintendent of
Attendance Officers, and show the number of children away from
school during the year owing to Measles and Whooping Cough:—
Sickness Return, from January, 1909, to December, 1909.
|Month Ending||Measles.||Whooping Cough.||Total.|
|April (Easter Holiday—1 week)||294||125||419|
|May (Whitsun Holiday—1 week)||380||308||688|
|(Midsummer Holiday—4 weeks) September||78||708||786|
|December (Christmas Holiday—2 weeks)||9||583||592|
The numbers for each month are the sum of the weekly returns, and
therefore represent nearly four-fold the actual number affected.