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Walthamstow 1910

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The following figures are from those weekly supplied by the Education
Committee's Superintendent of Attendance Officers, and show the
number of children absent from school during the year, owing to
Measles and Whooping Cough:—

TABLE XVI.

Sickness Return, from January, 1910, to December, 1910.

Month EndingMeasles.Whooping Cough.Total.
January18405423
February114479593
March335465800
April (Easter Holiday—1 week)533422955
May (Whitsun Holiday—1 week)573226779
June626145771
July525152677
August---
(Midsummer Holiday—4 weeks) September412162
October13922
November205373
December (Christmas Holiday—2 weeks)49130179
Total2,8472,5075,354
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The numbers for each month are the sum of the weekly returns, and
therefore represent nearly four-fold the actual number affected.
INFLUENZA.
This disease was at no time of the year epidemic. As in previous
years, in association with Bronchitis and Pneumonia in elderly people,
it is a dangerous affection, and was the cause of 10 deaths.
PUERPERAL FEVER.
One death was registered from this disease, and in "The Table
of Deaths" one also is given as due to "Accidents and Diseases
of Parturition."
The number of deaths attributable in any way to the lying-in state is
very small, as was the number of women notified as suffering from
Puerperal Fever. In fact the year was among the best on record, and
considering that the home conditions of many of our poorer women are
far from predisposing to safety, the result is remarkable.


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