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Walthamstow 1910

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Arising out of the statutory and other inspections of school children,
a good deal of home visiting was undertaken by the School Nurse and
other members of the Public Health Staff.

Visits made in connection with Medical Inspection of School Children by the School Nurse.

Result.Defective Vision.Strabismus.Blepharitis.Nose and Throat.Otorrhœa.Other Reasons.Totals.
Secured Treatment2024116391924341
Promised „110512718197
Refused „3115
Cannot afford „391049
Nothing done553121273
Left the District26126347
Not at Home3486149
46912616902139761
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Children seen by the Medical Officer of Health at the Town Hall

during 1910.

Defects.Number.Totals.
Allowed to go to School.Excluded.
Ringworm191404595
Impetigo4379122
Scabies, Eczema and Skin Diseases5990149
Dirty and Verminous Heads5870128
Chorea61925
Discharging Ears141428
Sore Throats and Adenoids ..69144213
Mumps43842
Cold and Bronchitis2977106
Whooping Cough62834
Defective Vision and Sore Eyes366197
Rheumatism214566
Heart and Anæmia111021
Tuberculosis52631
Various454323777
100614282434
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The numbers given represent attendances and not individual children in
many instances. For example, those children suffering from Ringworm
average about 70, but these children, once excluded, had to be repeatedly
seen before their readmittance to school.


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