Investigations into Public Health

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When did Cholera first reach Britain?
1831, epidemic by 1832
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What was Edwin Chadwick's profession?
Head of Workhouses, he trained as a solicitor
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What was the name of the report that Edwin Chadwick published and when?
Report on the Sanitary"Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain" in 1842
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What was Edwin Chadwick's theory?
It was cheaper to improve conditions than to treat the disease after
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When was the first Public Health Act created then abolished?
Created in 1848, abolished in 1854
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Why was the first Public Health Act unsuccessful?
It was not compulsory, improving public health was expensive and poor didn't want tax money going to the poor
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When was the second compulsory Public Health Act created?
1875 (after germ theory in 1861)
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When did John Snow prove the link between Cholera and contaminated water?
1853-4, studied occurrences of Cholera on Broad Street
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What percentage of the population were unfit to be soldiers and when?
38% of the men who applied were unfit to be soldiers in 1900
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What was infant mortality rate in 1900?
140 to every 1,000 births - today's rate is
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What was the name of the report by Charles Booth and when was it published?
"Life and Labour of the People" in 1889
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What did Charles Booth's report show?
30% of people in London were in severe poverty
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What was the name of the report by Seebohm Rowntree and when was it published?
"Poverty, a Study of Town Life" in 1901
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What did Seebohm Rowntree's Report show?
28% of people in York were in severe poverty
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Who did Seebohm Rowntree present his findings to?
David Lloyd George
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