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

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Published report composed by Robert Barnes pertaining to public health issues in Shoreditch for the quarter ending September 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, changes in drainage and ventilation, and admissions to the workhouse. Also included are four tables with detailed information about all causes of death, the number of births, the correlation between meteorological phenomena and death, and new cases of disease under the Poor Law medical officers. A recent review of slaughterhouses by inspectors was also discussed, along with the influence of the Thames upon the health of the populace.

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