London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

View report page

Walthamstow 1910

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

This page requires JavaScript


Names of Diseases.Whole District.Wards, 1910.
Deaths, 1910.Deaths, 1909.Increase + Decrease -St. James Street.High Street.Hoe Street.Wood Street.Northern.
Scarlatina411- 7111i
Diphtheria1514+ 133423
Membranous Croup
Erysipelas27- 511
Puerperal Fever1+ 11
Total ...2434-1045744

The deaths from the notifiable diseases in previous years were—54 in
1908; 71 in 1907 ; 96 in 1906; 60 in 1905; 65 in 1904; 55 in 1903;
72 in 1902; 74 in 1901; 103 in 1900; and 104 in 1899.
Only one death occurred from Puerperal Fever. This fact is the
more gratifying, considering that a large number of our mothers are
attended in their confinements by midwives.
With the operation of the Act of 1902 the old order of ignorant
midwife is passing away and the trained obstetric nurse is taking her
place, with the result that lying-in-women are now and will be in future
in safer hands.
The deaths registered under the heading of "Accidents and Diseases
of Parturition "are also less than in previous years, as are the cases of
Puerperal Fever notified.