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REPORT OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH. The following interesting report of the Medical Officer of Health to the Local Board was unavoid- ably omitted from our last. In the matter ot deaths the medicidomcer reports cheerfull y, there being a diminution of no fewer than 125 in the last quarter of 1865 as compared with the num- ber of deaths which took place during the last three months in 1864 When we consider that oar population must be much more numerous at present than it was a year ago, this must be re- garded as a favourable indication in a sanitary point of view but, doubtless, the main cause of the decrease of mortality is traceable to the ex- the decrease of mortality is traceable to the ex- traordinary mildness of the present season. Many of the streets, too, are in a better con- dition, and the sanitary state of the town alto- gether was no doubt somewhat improved during the year that has just ended. In the matter of births, too, the Medical Officer tells us the cheer- ing fact that there was an increase over the deaths during the last quarter of 170. Sad to relate there were 23 deaths from various accidents du- ring the period referred to. The efficient inspection which has existed for some time past has so effectually scared away the rascally introducers of bad meat and other un- wholesome fool as to have left the officers with- out any work to J.¡ during the last quarter in 1Rô5, For this every inhabitantâfor we are all po*s' ssed of stomachsâshould be "truly thank- ful." Overcrowded houses have had attention, and this has no doubt made fever less prevalent, and helned t" stave off diseases which so inevitably flow trorn the overcrowding of human beings in habitations which are not over hpalthy at the best of times. Altogether, the report, though not a lengthy one, is full of interesting particu- lars relative to the health and numerical strength ot our town. To the Members of the Aberdare Board of Health. GENTLEMEN,âThe returns of mortality for the last three months in the year 1865, indicated a favourable condition of the public health, as compared with the same quarter of the previous year. The number of deaths being 200, which, compared with the corresponding quarter of the year 1864, will show a decrease of 125; and, if compared with the previous three months, will show au increase of 14. The chief cause of mortality has been âbronchitis, 18; pneumonia, 15; pthisis, 15; and diptheria, 4, diseases that are generally pre- valent during the winter months. Twenty-one deaths from fever were registered during the same quarter. I find that fever is confined chiefly to those streets that have not been pro- perly made, there being no surface drains to carry offthe house impuriiies thrown into them. During the three months that have expired, there were 370 births, showing an increase of 10 over the corresponding quarter of the previous year, and a decrease of 00 over the previous three months, and an increase of births over deaths in this quarter of 170. Twenty-three deaths by various accidents occurred in the same period. The mai ket and slaughter houses have been duly inspected, and, during the last three months, the Inspector has had no occasion to seize any meat or anything else as being unfit for hu man food. I have examined several houses as he*ng overcrowded and prejudicial to the health of the inhabitants. I have the houour to remain, Gentlemen, Your most obedient servant, D. DAVIES, F.R.C.S., 4*C. Medical Officer of Health. Bryngolwg, Ian. 9th, 1866.

THE REV. DR. PRICE.

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