Medicine through Time- industrial revolution public health

A summary of public health in the industrial revolution. It is a timeline of events with the effects of these events.

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19th century public health!
Early 19th century
Government has laisezz faire attitude
Towns were growing, people moved to cities for jobs with the growing trade.
Overcrowding, dirt, poverty, disease, poor housing, bad water, common privies
Miasma theory as cause of disease, until germ theory of 1861

Date What happened? Effect…

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1849 Demolitions of slums not all., just some Caused problems
housing left more
overcrowded, no
replacements or
replacements were too
1853 Vaccination against smallpox compulsory Smallpox deaths
1954 Improvements in hospital hygiene Better army hospitals,
Florence nightingale. affected civilian hospitals
1854 John snow proved cholera came from…


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