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7 ECZEMA AFTER INFLUENZA.

BARRY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE.

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BARRY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE. HIGH RATE OF MORTALITY. Mr J. A. Manaton, J.P., occupied the chair temporarily at the first meeting of the newly- constituted Health Committee of the Barry Dis- trict Council on Thursday afternoon, the 4th instant. Messrs J. A. Lovat-Fraser, D. Morgan, Dr P. J. O'Donnell, James Jones, Dr Sixsmith, and J. E. Levers were also in attendance. Dr Sfxsmith moved that Dr O'Donnell be re- appointed to the chair for the ensuing year. — Mr D. Morgan seconded, and Mr Levers supported.— Dr O'Donnell was thereupon unanimously elected to the position, and suitably returned thanks for the honour conferred upon him. No alteration was made in the day and time of meeting of the Committee. Mr S. B. Sommerfield, town sanitary inspector, reported that during the past month 100 houses were inspected; notices served to abate 35 nuisances, 32 of which had been complied with. There were eight infected houses in the town, and 68 extra visits paid thereto. Twenty-three houses and twenty library books were disinfected. Ten samples of milk had been taken, and all found genuine and equal to the recognised standard. The report of Mr W. J. Hopkins, port sanitary inspector, showed that during April 263 vessels were inspected, 42 found defective, and notices served to abate the same. Nineteen visits had been paid to workshops at the docks, and no contravention of the Factories and Workshops' Act discovered. Two vessels were fumigated during the month. The question of engaging a geological expert to ascertain the source of the Barry Water Supply was referred to the District Council.. It was also resolved to solicit the aid of the police to protect the street lamps from the practice of throwing stones by boys which had become very prevalent of late.. The Surveyor. (Mr J. C. Pardoe) reportad that a man named William Rue, 62, Church-road, had been in the habit of turning his horse into the Pencoetre Allotments at night, and taking the animal away early in the morning. Two of the Council's employees had detectecl Rue one evening opening the gate of the field, and turn the horse to feed on the allotments.—The Clerk (Mr T. B. Tordoff) was instructed to warn the man. Dr G. Neale, J.P., the medical officer of health, reported that during the past quarter there were registered 216 births (112: males and 104 females), equal to a birthrrate per 1,00& per annum of 29. During the corresponding quarter last year the birth-rate was 34'5. The number of deaths registered from all causes was 119 (64 males and 55 females), equal to a death-rate per 1,000 per annum of 16, compared with 12 5, the rate of the first quarter of the previous year. Forty-one infants under one year had died during the quarter, working out at a death-rate per 1,000 per annum of 5'4. From the principal zymotie diseases nine deaths were registered, equal to a death-rate per 1,000 of 1-2, compared with 0.01 the rate for the corresponding quarter of last year. Fourteen inquests were held during the quarter, against 14 in the corresponding quarter of last year. There were 115 cases of infectious diseases reported by the medical practitioners, against 33 in the first quarter of the preceding year. The diseases were classified as follow Scarlet fever 43, diphtheria 59, enteric fever 1 and erysipelas 12. Dr Neale also stated that the outbreak of diphtheria which commenced in November last continued till the middle of March. The disease generally was mild in character, out of 59 cases reported this quarter, only four ending fatally.—Mr Morgan Our death-rate is very high. about the highest point reached; in fact the Llandaff and Dinas Powis Rural District Council have a lower average rate.-Dr Neale: Yes, that is so. Instructions were given to advertise for tenders for the painting of the lamp pillars, &c. Tenders were received for grazing on the Slaughter House Field, and that of Mr W. Jeremiah, butcher, at 49 5s per annum being the highest was accepted. In reply to an application made by the Committee, the Local Government Board replied giving sanction to the Council, on the advice of the Medical Officer of Health, expending a reasonable sum in the gratuitous supply of anti-toxin, the serum used in cases of diphtheria.-On the motion of Mr Manaton it was resolved to allow the Medical Oflicer to grant it in cases not dealt with by the poor law authorities. The Clerk (Mr T. B. Tordoff) intimated that it had come to his knowledge that Mr R. Forrest was still prepared to sell the Beggar's Well allotments at Barry to the Council at £100 per acre. The members felt that it would be an advantage to purchase the land, and it was resolved to make formal application to the Local Government Board for power to obtain a loan. Mr R. W. Hall, secretary of the Barry May Show, applied that the fire appliances and water carts of the Council be allowed to take part in the annual parade.-The request was granted, and the meeting concluded.

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