Appointments

1889 The Lancet  
in reply to the Marqnis of Granby, Mr. Ritchio said his attention had been called to the outbreak of typhoid fever in the West-end of London, and especially in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. He had been assured that the vestry of that parish had a constant staff of men flushing the sewers at a large cost, allll that the London County Council also had a staff of flnsliers for the purpose of flushing their main sewer. He had also received a provisional report from Dr. Corfield, the
more » ... . Corfield, the medical officer of health of the parish, from -which it appeared that the outbreak took place almost entirely in the Hayfair sub-district. The outbreak had been limited to fourteen houses, and was confined to residences of the better class ; and from the uniformity in the date of the attacks and the fact that the sanitary arrangements of most of the houses where the cases occurred had been carefully carried out, Dr. Corfield had come to the conclusion that the outbreak was not due to any defect of sanitary arrangements, but to some temporary cause, which had apparently ceased to operate, The Vaccination Acts. In reply to Mr. Bradlaugh, Mr. Matthews promised to make inquiries into a case tried at Enfield, wherein the magistrates adjourned a summons for two months against a man who had failed to have his child vaccinated. The medical attendant swore in court that the child was not then fit, and would not be fit for at least a year, to be vaccinated. In default of the father finding sureties to appear in two months, be was committed to gaol. Health of Prison Officials. On the report of the vote for superannuation and retiring allowances, Sir G. Campbell called attention to the enormous number of prison officials who had retired on account of ill-health.-Mr. Jackson explained that the phrase "ill-health" in connexion with prison warders was different from what it would mean in the case of other Government servants. A prison warder had to be in very full physical vigour, having to take charge of men not always of the most orderly character. It was therefore perfectly within the proper meaning of ill-health when the doctor certified that the warder's physical vigour and capacity were not equal to the arduous duties he had to discharge.
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