Campbell Hospital. There was only European admitted to the Campbell Hospital, against 41 in the previous year. Among those attacked, 23 were unprotected, and 11 of them, or 47.82 per cent, died. Of 10 persons who had been vaccinated, one died, but

treated at the one

ftbe 3u&fan flDefcical (Sa3ette l^ears B^o



from the Indian Medical

Vol. 34, 1899, No. 7, July, p.

Gazette, 261)

Colonel Hendley's report on the Calcutta Medical Institutions for 1898 shows that 123,567 nien, 39,706 women and 47,977 children were created as out-door and in-door patients during the year, as compared with 177,710 men, 48,981 women

63,010 children treated in 1897, total decrease of 78,511, which is attributed to the plague-scare having temporarily reduced the population for some months, rhe number of Europeans and Eurasians treated increased by 134 and 1,482 respectively, while that of Mohammedans and Hindus diminished by 25,933 and 52,303. It appears ironi Colonel Hendley's report that the attendance of female patients increases, as might be expected in India, in proportion to the privacy secured in the. consulting rooms. The total number of beds available for in-door patients is 1>721, while the average number of beds occupied was 1,158. In Calcutta, 259 per thousand of the population were treated as out-patients, rhe medical relief given in Calcutta compares with that given in the large towns in though it is probable that, with better arrangements, more women would attend the hospitals. The death-rate for all the hospitals, excluding the Eye Infirmary, was 13.2 per cent of the number of patients treated against 16.4 in the former Marked variations, depending year. ?n the class of patients admitted, occurred at the several institutions. Thus the death-rate for nien was 0.86 at the Police Hospital, 21 at the Campbell Hospital and 22 at the Howrah General Hospital. Similarly, in the case of adult women, the Dufferin Victoria Hospital shows a rate of and the Campbell Hospital of 30. There nas been a considerable decrease -in the deathrate of the Howrah General Hospital, due it is to the comparative healthiness of the district in 1898, and to the admission of fewer nioribund persons, Smallpox was less prevalent during the year, and the number of patients admitted into hospitals suffering from the disease fell from 218 to 37. With the exception of one case at the Mayo Native Hospital, the rest were and







the marks of vaccination were very faint. The total death-rate was 32 against 30 in the previous year. The number of admissions for cholera decreased from 1,200 to 227, and the death-rate from 55 per cent to 54 per cent. The decrease in admissions is most marked in the Campbell Hospital, where only 89 cases were treated against 535 in the previous year. Among the patients there were 17 Europeans and Eurasians, of whom 10 died, a ratio of 59 per cent. It is satisfactory to note that no case of cholera originated in any of the institutions during the year.

surgical operations decreased from 25,745 owing to the falling off in the attendance of patients due to the plague-scare. Death followed in 154 cases, giving a percentage of 0.71 against 0.70 in the previous year. The largest number of operations was performed at the Medical College Hospital, where the deathrate was 0.96 against 0.78. The increase is attributed to a larger number of operations of a serious nature having been performed. Colonel Hendley proposes a change on the system of recording the surgical operations. In the. Eden Hospital the number of women and children admitted as in-door patients decreased from 1,535 to 1,372. Of these, 200 were Europeans, 519 Eurasians, 582 Hindus and Mohammedans. The death-rate for Europeans and Eurasians is given as 5.14, and that for all others as 10.37 against 4.99 and 10.18 of the previous year. The



The death-rate for native children fell from 33.64 to 25, although 8 children were admitted in a moribund condition. The number of confinement cases fell from 616 to 582, of which 18 were fatal as compared with 22 in the previous There were nine fatal cases of septicaemia, year. of which two originated within the hospitals. There were 1,104 operations performed, against 1,146 in the previous year. It is satisfactory to note that, of the 14 cases in which ovariotomy was performed, 11 proved successful. The

Lieutenant-Governor, in reviewing the is glad to notice that numerous improvements have been carried out at the several



Very large

sums are

being spent


reconstruction and improvement of the Presidency General and Medical College Hospitals, which he does not doubt will greatly add to their efficiency and usefulness, but he is pleased to see that smaller matters do not escape the notice of Colonel Hendley, and that almost everywhere little changes are being introduced, which do not cost much, and yet which all help to promote the comfort of the patients.




[Some of the topics under this heading are not exactly current. They have been held up because of special numbers for which they were not suitable. They are included because of their importance.? Editor, I.M.G.]



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