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THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE I At a meeting of the Llanelly Rural District Council held at the Union Workhouse on Thursday i last, Mr. T. Seymour presiding, the medical officer (Dr. Evans) submitted his report as follows :-The deaths of 27 persons were registered within your district during the four weeks ending this day. This mortalily is at the rate of 15-59 per annum, per thousand of population. During the corres- ponding four weeks of the previous year the death- rate of your district was 14.59. Of the tobJ num- I ber of deaths registered during the month, 8 (or 29-62 per cent. of all the deaths) were those of children who died before reaching the age of 5 years, of these 2 (or 7-40 per cent.) died before completing their first year of age. Under the age of 25 years 11 deaths were recorded, between the ages of 25 and 60 years there were 4 deaths; 7 persons died between 60 and 80; whilst no fewer than 5 persons reached the age of 80 years and upwards. The greatest age recorded during the month was that of a person who died in sub-district No. I., in her 86th year of life. The mean duration of life in your district during last month was 42 years. The number of males who died was 16 that of females, 11. The average age at death of the former was 38 years and of the latter 46 years. In the several sub-districts the deaths and death-rates were as follows No. I., Llanelly sub-rural district Six deaths or at the rate of 17*56 per annum per thousand of population. Death-rate for year 1896, 13-51. No. II., Llanon, Llanedi and Glyn Three deaths being equivalent to a mortality of 6'51 per thousand per annum. During 1896 this sub-district had a death-rate of 19-67. No. III., Llangennech and Berwick Nine deaths occurred, giving this sub-district a death-rate of 22-52 per annum, per thousand of population. Last year this division of the district bad a death-rate of 14-82. No. IV., Pembrev District Nine deaths at the annual death-rate per thousand of 16-91. For 1896 the death-rate in this district was 15-89. The death- rate for the whole district during the past month is well below the average whilst the mean duration of life is greater than that which has been recorded for one month since April 1896. It is worthy of note that the four septuagenarians and the five octogenarians who died during the month together constitute one-third of the total number of deaths registered. The diseases named as causes of death, and the number of deaths attributed to each are given in the following list:— Tubercular meningitis, 1; bronchitis, 3; pneumonia, 2; heart disease, 1; phthisis, 2; whooping cough, 1; membraneous croup, 1 influenza and its complica- tions, 3 rickets, 1; nephritis, 1; accidents, 1; convulsions, 1; mammary abscess, 1; rheumatism, 1; infantile debility, 2; anemia, 1; age, 4; total, 27. Infectious diseases Diphtheria and membranous croup:—Three fresh cases of these diseases have been notified, one of which proved fatal. At Efelfach, near Trimsaran, where one of the cases occurred, the house is in a most dilapidated condition. The walls and floor are damp and unhealthy, and there is no proper ventilation. Erysipelas:—Two cases of this disease, in two separate houses, were notified from Llwynhendy. I attribute the origin of this disease more to un- j avoidable causes than to any sanitary defects. There have been no cases of typhoid or scarlet fever notified since your last meeting. J

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I ACCIDENT IN THE STREET.…

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