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SCOTTISH MEDICAL AND SURGICAL JOURNAL:
Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for 1903.
This thirteenth annual report by Dr.McVail chronicles the small incidence of infectious disease during the year under review. The general death-rate, though not quite so low as that of 1902, is still below the average. The form of the report differs somewhat from those of previous years owing to the new instructions of the Local Government Board for such reports.
The meteorological data are continued, and show that the rainfall in 1903 was exceptionally heavy. At Dumbarton Rock rain fell on 263 days of the year, and on one single day in February 2.08 inches of rainfall were registered. Owing to the water of Loch Lomond at Balloch Pier being no longer suitable as a water supply.