Robert Barnes: Quarterly Report of the Medical Officer of Health, 26 December, 1857

Scope and Content

Published report composed by Robert Barnes pertaining to public health issues in Shoreditch for the quarter ending December 26, 1857. The report was created under the Metropolis Local Management Act and addressed to the Vestry of Saint Leonard's, Shoreditch. Topics in the report include total deaths in the area, population changes, numbers of deaths from epidemic diseases like small pox, measles, scarlatina, whooping cough, diarrhea, and typhus, the progress in vaccinations, the influence of sewage and how it should be managed, and Barnes' opinion that fever is the 'Great Sanitary Test'. Also included are tables with detailed information about all causes of death, and the age at time of death.

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