THE SERVICES

1894 The Lancet  
THE SERVICES. London, 4 in West Ham, and 2 each in Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield. Ten fatal cases of small-pox were registered in London, and 1 each in Plymouth, Birmingham, and Manchester, but not one in any other of the thirtythree towns. There were 209 cases of small-pox under treatment in the Metropolitan Asylum Hospitals and in the Highgate Small-pox Hospital on Saturday last, the llth inst., against 79, 207, and 215 at the end of the preceding three weeks ; 28 new cases were admitted
more » ... ses were admitted during the week, against 10, 152, and 40 in the preceding three weeks. The number of scarlet fever patients in the Metropolitan Asylum Hospitals and in the London Fever Hospital at the end of the week was 2193, against 2198, 2197, and 2221 on the preceding three Saturdays ; 08 new cases were admitted during the week, against 241 and 259 in the preceding two weeks. The deaths referred to diseases of the respiratory organs in London, which had been 160 and 144 in the preceding two weeks, rose again to 151 last week, but were 35 below the corrected average. The causes of 62, or 1-8 per cent., of the deaths in the thirty-three towns were not certified, either by a registered medical practitioner or by a coroner. All the causes of death were duly certified in Portsmouth, Bristol, Salford, Bradford, and in thirteen other smaller towns; the largest proportions of uncertified deaths were registered in West Ham, Birmingham, Halifax, and Newcastle-on-Tyne. -
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