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

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Kingston upon Thames 1894

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston-upon-Thames]

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Company's main were analysed and found to be fairly
good ; a constant supply is, however, greatly needed,
especially for the poorer class of houses.
172 visits of Inspection in connection with Diseases.
170 ,, „ ,, „ House Sanitation.
11 ,, ,, ,, ,, Schools.
20 ,, ,, ,, ,, Various Enquiries.
81 „ ,, ,, ,, Bakehouses.
15 .. Milkshops.
39 children were visited in connection with the
School Attendance Committee.
137 letters were written and 6 notices were served.
The children reported by the School Attendance
Officer as sick and unable to attend school,
are now visited at their homes instead of visiting the
Medical Officer, as formerly.
It will be seen from the general tenour of my
remarks that the health of the town has been
extremely satisfactory, and that it compares well
with the surrounding districts. Diphtheria, though
prevalent, is not as bad as in London, and the
epidemic of measles was almost to be expected after
the freedom from this disease during previous years.
Hoping that in the future, with an extended
area, the health of the Borough may improve still
Believe me,
Yours faithfully,
Medical Officer of Health to the
Borough of Kingston-uponThames.