Key Indididuals Public Health 1350-present day

Summary of key individuals histroy public health 1350-present day 

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-Sir Hugh Myddleton paid for the 38 mile sewers to London to be built after 2 miles were financed
and not completed in 1602. He had the support of King James I who paid for half of the costs. (1613)
- (1796) Edward Jenner realised that milkmaids who got cowpox didn't get smallpox. He took the
pus from a milkmaid's sores and put it inside a boy, who developed cowpox but not smallpox. This
founded inoculation. This became mandatory to have vaccinations in 1852.
-Edwin Chadwick realised that the working class were dying younger and so published a survey
called `The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population'. As a result Public Health Act 1848 was
formed. A General Board of Health was formed with Chadwick on it. After he had to resign in 1854
he was never appointed to another official position.
-In 1854 there was a cholera outbreak. Dr John Snow proved the link between cholera and dirty
- (1865) Joseph Bazalgette designed the London sewer system.
-Jonas Sulk invented a polio vaccine.
-William Farr was one of the first statisticians, who sifted through the census records in 1801.
-Louis Pasteur developed the Germ Theory and starts developing vaccines. The Germ Theory proved
the link between dirt and disease in 1861.
-Robert Koch and his team developed vaccines and developed microbiology.
- (1948) Aneurin Bevan (Nye) was the first Minister of Health and developed the NHS. He resigned in
1951 after prescription charges were introduced as he felt it was a betrayal of what he has been
working for.


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