Hospital and Dispensary Management

1889 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
in these towns during the week under notice included 46 which were referred to the principal zymotic disease, equal to an annual rate of 2.2 per 1,000, which was 0.3 above the mean zymotic death-rate during the same period in the large English towns. The highest zymotic death-rates were recorded in Edinburgh and Leith. The 236 deaths registered during the week in Glasgow included 6 from diphtheria, 4 from" fever," 4 from whooping-cough, and 2 from scarlet fever. Three fatal cases of diphtheria
more » ... ases of diphtheria were recorded in Edinburgh and 2 in Leith. The death-rate from diseases of the respiratory organs in these Scotch towns was equal to 4.8 per 1,000, against 3.4 in London. HEALTH OF IRISH TOWNS. IN the sixteen principal town districts of Ireland the deaths registered during the week ending Saturday, October 19th, were equal to an annual rate of 24.1 per 1,000. The lowest rates recorded were in Wexford and Galway, and the highest in Drogheda and Kilkenny. The death-rate from the principal zymotic diseases averaged 3 0 per 1,000. The 179 deaths registered in Dublin during the week under notice were equal to an annual rate of 26.5 per 1,000 (against 26.2 and 23.2 in the two preceding weeks), the rate for the same period being only 16.9 in London and 19.1 in Edinburgh. These 179 deaths included 19 which resulted from the principal zymotic diseases (equal to an annual rate of 2.8 per 1,000), of which 10 were referred to different forms of " fever," 6 to diarrhoea, 2 to measles, and 1 to scarlet fever. During the week ending Saturday, October 26th, the deaths registered in the sixteen principal town districts of Ireland were equal to an annual rate of 19.9 per 1,000. The lowest rates were recorded in Drogheda and Wexford. and the highest in Galway and Lisburn. The death-rate from the principal zymotic diseases in these towns averaged 2.8 per 1,000. The 142 deaths registered in Dublin during the week under notice were equal to an annual rate of 21.0 per 1,000 (against 23.2 and 26.5 in the two preceding weeks), the rate for the same period being only 15.7 in London and 15.4 in Edinburgh. These 142 deaths included 18 which resulted from the principal zymotic diseases (equal to an annual rate of 2.7 per 1,000), of which 9 were referred to diarrhoea, and 6 to fever.
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