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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 39

Dunedin, Moray Place, March 15, 1882. To the Chairman of the Benevolent Institution Committee

Dunedin, Moray Place, To the Chairman of the Benevolent Institution Committee.

Sir,—I have the honour to report that during the past year the health of the inmates has been, on the whole, good. There have been six deaths:—David Moncrieff, 75, of old age; John Curran, 63, of heart and lung disease; Andrew Williamson, 71, cancer of the stomach; Ellen Wood, 60, of general decay; John Simmons, 40, of old-standing general paralysis; and Elizabeth Morris, 12, of brain disease.

There has been no visitation of epidemic disease with the exception of one case of scarlet fever, which was at once isolated; and precautions were taken successfully to prevent the spread of the disease.

I must again add how highly I appreciate the care taken by Mr. and Mrs. Quin to ensure the comfort and health of the inmates; the institution is always a pattern of order and cleanliness.

I have the honour to be,


, Your most obedient servant,

T. M. Hocken,

Medical Officer.