Lambeth municipal bacteriology

In June 1895 Joseph Priestley (1859 -1928) took up the post of medical officer of health (MoH) for the district of Lambeth. Although Lambeth was a large borough, Priestley had just left the Leicester where as the MOH and Public Analyst since 1892 and formed ideas about the control of infectious disease.  Leicester had been…Continue Reading Lambeth municipal bacteriology

Municipal bacteriology in London (i) Camberwell

Municipal Bacteriology in Camberwell The London Government Act of 1899 merged a number of the vestries and districts to 29 metropolitan boroughs in London.  Camberwell, based on the 1901 census had a population of 259339. Francis Joseph Stevens was the second Medical Officer for Health (MOH) for Camberwell, succeeding J S Bristowe F.R.S. in 1893….Continue Reading Municipal bacteriology in London (i) Camberwell