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Walthamstow 1910

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Visits made by the Women Inspectors and Others in connection with Medical Inspection, and Children seen by the Medical Officer of Health at the Town Hall during1910.

Miss Davis.Miss Lamb.Others.
Otorrhœa47
Blepharitis28-
Malnutrition43
Pediculosis and Nits121423
Defective Vision369
Ringworm54988
Sore Throat63881
Weak Chest and Anæmic4
Adenoids1610
Impetigo222-
Scabies212
Whooping Cough1155527
Bad Teeth12-
Phthisis (?)11-
Enlarged Tonsils25-
Measles7621119
Chorea2
Deafness3
Generally Dirty9
Chicken Pox47
Various27
Totals252625318
Total1195.
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EXCLUSION OF CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL.
During the year 113 children were excluded under Article 53 (6) of
the code. Ninety of them were the result of the routine inspections,
and 23 from those carried out by me.
The numbers are for those inspected at the Schools, and do not
include children seen and dealt with by me at the Town Hall.
The exclusions were as follows:—Ringworm, 18; Impetigo, 24;
Dirty Heads and Body, 22; Mumps, 4; Scabies, 3; Sore Throat, 32;
Scarlet Fever (?), 6 ; Various, 4.
REPORTS ON TEACHERS AND OTHERS.
Upon instructions from the Education Committee I visited, at their
homes or saw at the Town Hall, 49 of the staff absent from duty, owing
to illness—Teachers, 46 ; Caretakers, 3.
EMPLOYMENT OF BOYS OUT OF SCHOOL
HOURS.
Of the 1,206 boys over 12 years of age inspected, 155 or 13 per cent,
were at work out of school hours for varying periods.
Twenty-eight per cent, of these worked for 20 hours or over during
school days, and 40 per cent, of these worked for 10 hours or more on
Saturdays. The following table gives the information in full:—


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