Diphtheria

Letter from the Medical Officer of Health, Penzance to the Town Clerk

Letter from the Medical Officer of Health, Penzance to the Town Clerk 22nd Mar 1943. CRO reference: SRC/DC/8a/21
CRO reference: SRC/DC/8a/21

22nd March 1943

  • What is diphtheria?

  • How many cases of the disease were there in Newquay between 1933-1939, compared to the period 1940/1941?

  • What reasons does the medical officer give for the rise in numbers of people getting diphtheria?

  • What were the reasons given for overcrowding?