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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
SANATORIUM REPORT, 1910.
ADMISSIONS, DISCHARGES, DEATHS.
|Scarlet Fever.||Diphtheria.||Diphth'a & W'ping Cgh.||Total.|
|Remaining on Dec. 31st, 1909||44||6||-||50|
|Admitted during 1910||193||111||1||305|
|Discharged during 1910||221||83||-||304|
|Died during 1910||4||10||1||15|
|Remaining on Dec. 31st, 1910||11||24||—||35|
The patients are entered in the above table and also in the following
two tables, according to the disease notified from the Town Hall.
The case of mixed infection, notified Diphtheria, and Whooping
Cough were admitted from Leyton; it was at once isolated in the
cubicles, so did not become source of infection to others.
In some cases additional information was gained by the ambulance
nurse regarding doubtful cases, or cases exposed to mixed infection, and
these cases were also always isolated in the cubicles.
One of the Diphtheria cases was admitted from Edmonton. The
case above mentioned of Diphtheria and Whooping Cough was admitted
from Leyton. One Diphtheria case was admitted from West Ham.
Five Scarlet Fever cases were admitted from Loughton. One Scarlet
Fever case was admitted from West Ham.
AGES OF PATIENTS ADMITTED.
|Under 5 years.||From 5 to 10 years.||From 10 to 15 years.||15 years and upwards.||Total of||Total.|
|50 (26.4%)||92 (47.6%)||34 (17.6%)||16 (8.2%)||145, 75.1%|