· Laissez-faire political attitude.
· So bad because of rapid growth of towns – no adequate sewers or zoning (houses and factories in separate areas).
· Didn’t understand germs – Pasteur not for years.
· Edwin Chadwick:
o 1842 – Published report on link between poor areas and bad public health, therefore more disease. Wasn’t really paid attention to until next cholera outbreak.
· John Snow:
o 1848 –…