Public Health 1900s

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    • In 1906 local councils were told to provide free school meals to poor children.
    • In 1907 school medical examinations were ordered for all children (among these examinations were those of the 'nitty nurse'.
    • In 1908 old-age pensions were introduced.
    • In 1911 National Insurance (free medical treatment for workers who fell ill) was introduced.
    • In 1842 - Edwin Chadwick argued that disease was the main reason for poverty, and that preventing disease would reduce the poor rates.


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