History Paper 2 - Public Healt

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·         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 –


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