Borough of Newport Medical Officer of Health's report book, 1862-1882.
Medical Officer of Health, Borough of Newport, Report Book
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Newport Borough Council (created 1835) employed a Medical Officer of Health whose duties included overseeing and promoting public health, notification of diseases and reporting on houses unfit for habitation.
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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS, catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949).
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