- 18th Century Public Health
- Houses were built near to factories. Drains and sewage were full. Diseases like tuberculosis, measles, cholera, diptheria and typhoid.
- Government had a laissez-faire attitude and they believed it was local government's problem
- Government believed they shouldn't interfere
- Edwin Chadwick. 1842 asked by gov to do a report on living conditions and health of poor.
- Concluded that poverty was caused by ill health. Said the government should organise drainage, rubbish collection and appointed a medical office of health.
- 1858 Great Stink. Human waste dumped in the river. Hot summer and animal waste in the river.
- Government realised it could effect them. Gov got Joseph Bazalgette to build new sewers out of brick.