Public Health: Changing attitudes to public health and the individuals/acts concerned

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  • Created on: 31-05-10 16:24

Individuals:

  • Edwin Chadwick
    • 1834 secretary to the Poor Law
      • disliked by ordinary people
    • 1838 report on London
      • living conditions caused death
    • 1842 The Unsanitary Conditions of the Labouring Classes
      • more people die from disease than war
      • only government can improve conditions
        • breaks Laissez-faire
      • drains and sewage need improving
      • bad conditions lead to immoral behavior
    • Believed in miasma
  • William Farr
    • First Registrar General
    • 1837 compulsory to register all births, deaths and marriages
      • provides evidence that disease is biggest killer
  • Ashley Cooper - Lord Shaftsbury
    • In agreement with Chadwick
    • 1844 The Health of Towns Association publish 2nd report
      • agrees with Chadwick's conclusions
  • John Snow
    • Discovered cause of cholera
      • Broad Street pump
        • woman 3 miles away died from water from pump
  • John Simon
    • Chief Medical Officer
    • Introduces 2nd Public Health Act
    • Makes smallpox vaccination compulsory
  • Joseph Bazalgette
    • Built sewage system for London
  • Joseph Chamberlain
    • Introduced municipal socialism in Birmingham
      • uses Artisan's Dwelling Act
        • knocks down slums of Birmingham
          • replaces with new town centre
  • Titus Salt
    • Model Town

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