Developments in Public Health 1800-1914 Key Dates

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1831/2
Cholera outbreak in Britain
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1838
Dr Southwood Smith finds 14,000 cases of fever amongst the poor of Whitechapel, London
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1839
William Farr compiles statistics about births and deaths round the country
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1842
Edwin Chadwick's 'Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britain'
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1847
Public Health Bill
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1848
Cholera outbreak
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1848
Public Health Act
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1853
Tax taken off soap
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1854
Opposition brings an end to the Central Board of Health
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1854
Cholera outbreak
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1854
Dr John Snow shows that cholera is spread by contaminated water
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1858
Dr John Simon made Medical Officer for Health
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1858
The 'Great Stink'
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1858(-1865)
Joseph Bazelgette designs and builds London's sewer system
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1864
Louis Pasteur demonstrated Germ Theory
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1866
Cholera outbreak
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1867
Working men in towns given the right to vote
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1869
Royal Sanitary Commission set up
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1871
Local Government Board set up to oversee admin of public health
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1872
Public Health Act
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1874
Disraeli becomes Prime Minister for the second time
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1875
Second Public Health Act
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1875
Artisans Dwelling Act
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1876
The Rivers Pollution Act
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1876
Joseph Chamberlain and the Birmingham improvement scheme
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1877
Lever brothers begin the setting up of the Port Sunlight Model Village
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1878
The Cadbury brothers set up the Bourneville model village
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1884
Working men in the country given the right to vote
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1886(-1903)
Charles Booth surveys the living conditions in the East End of London
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1899
Seebohm Rowntree surveys the living conditions of the poor in York
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1899
1 in 3 recruits for the Boer War rejected on grounds of ill health
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1900
Formation of the Labour Party
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1906
Free school meals
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1907
School medical inspections
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1912
School clinics
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1908
Old age pensions
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1909
Labour exchanges
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1910
Lloyd George's budget
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1912
National Insurance Act
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Dr Southwood Smith finds 14,000 cases of fever amongst the poor of Whitechapel, London

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1838

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William Farr compiles statistics about births and deaths round the country

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Card 4

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Edwin Chadwick's 'Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britain'

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Public Health Bill

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