London MOH reports

This dataset brings together around 5800 Medical Officer of Health (MOH) reports from the Greater London area. This includes the present-day City of London, 32 London boroughs and the predecessor local authorities for these boroughs, including urban and rural district councils and sanitary districts.

The reports provided statistical data about births, deaths and diseases, but they also allowed the authors to express the diversity of their local communities and their own personal interests.

The dataset includes the full text of the reports, along with around 275,000 tables that have been extracted as individual files. The extracted tables have undergone extensive quality assurance checks, but due to the volume of the data, we cannot promise 100% accuracy. Where there is any doubt about the accuracy of the data, the extracted tables can be directly compared to their corresponding page images, available at Wellcome Library.


Description Size Download
Full text corpus (raw text) 215 MB
All report tables as CSV 340 MB
All report tables as HTML 412 MB
All report tables as XML 536 MB
All report tables as TXT 422 MB


The London MOH data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.