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Public Health of Penarth.:


Public Health of Penarth. HEAVY DEATH RATE FOR MAY. The Public Health Committee of the Penarth Dis- trict Council was held on Monday night, Mr H. Snell occupying the chair. The Medical Officer reported that during the month of May there were registered 45 births, 23 males and 22 females, corresponding to a rate of 40 per 1,000 per atnum; 24 deaths also occurred, making a rate of 21-3 per 1,000 per annum. Of the causes conducing to this abnormal mortality, 3 were due to whooping- cougb, 1 influenza, 5 respiratory diseases, 1 phthisis, 2 heart disease, 3 convulsions, 3 cancer, and 6 to dis- eases not necessarily classified. Twenty-two of the deaths happened in Penarth, 2 in Cogan, and none in Llandough. Of those who died 6 were under 1 year, 4 between 1 and 5 years, 2 between 5 and 25, 2 be- tween 25 and 60, and 10 60 years and upwards. A notable feature was that of those 60 years and up- wards the ages were 60, 60, 63, 66, 69, 77, 79, 79, 82 and 83, There was, however, no disease specially prevalent among these old people, and nothing dis. quieting over the mortality. There had been a few cases of measles and influenza, but nothing suspicious about the sanitary conditions. Altogether the present state of the public health was better.

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