VITAL STATISTICS

1887 The Lancet  
of a superficial character, and occupying the occipital and parietal regions; two or three extended to the bone. In only one case were there two wounds on the same patient. The wounds were nearly all linear in appearance. One patient was attended for fracture of the right ulna in the lower third produced by direct violence. Only two cases were admitted, one a youth with severe concussion and fracture of left clavicle, the other a mounted policeman, who received an injury to the hip from his
more » ... e falling and rolling upon him. Both are now doing well. About fourteen casualties, some of a serious nature, were treated at the Middlesex Hospital, chiefly contused wounds of the head and upper limbs. A case of cut lip, another of <cut eye, an injury to the arm, and five cases of scalp wounds were treated at King's College Hospital. At St. George's Hospital a few scalp wounds and hsematomata of the head, and a fracture of the clavicle in an old woman who had been knocked down by the crowd, received treatment. -Reporting on the health of this borough during 1886, Dr. Sinclair White records a deathrate of 19'7 per 1000, which is 0'9 lower than that for any previous year as to which information is available, a circumstance which involves not only some substantial saving of life, but a corresponding higher degree of vitality in the living by lessening sickness, and hence less poverty and misery. The birth-rate is also the lowest on record. The death-rate from zymotic diseases was 2'88 per 1000, and of
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