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John Snow was proved right about about the spread of disease when Pasteur discovered germs. It became clear that Laissez-Faire could not continue. The governmet needed to intervene in order for Public Health to improve. In 1871 and 1872, the government responded to proposals of the Medical Officer of Health, Sir John Simon. It formed the Local Government Board and divided the country into "sanitary areas" administered by medical officers of health. Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli brought in another Public Health Act in 1875, along

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