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Living conditions in early 1800s
Bad living conditions,houses overcrowded and poor sanitation, toilets shared by street.
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Diseases in early 1800s
Typhus,Typhoid, Diarrhoea, Scarlet Fever, Whooping Cough, Measles, nobody knew what caused them
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1875 Public health act
New sewers and drains, swimming baths, new laws about housing, happened slowly
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Chadwicks report 1842
Started debate about cleaning up towns, was a campaign for healthier living conditions, some apossed because of laissez-faire
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1848 Cholera epidemic
made MPs voted for the first public health act but it failed.
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Edward Chadwick
Chadwick argued if the towns were cleaner there would be less disease so people could work more, resulted in the sanitary reform movement
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John Snow
Investigated cause of cholera, found it came from water, wasn't widely excepted,
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Poverty
Low life expectancy, old and sick were burdens, no free healthcare, low wages, high death rates.
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Improvements by 19th century
Workers conditions improved,higher wages, more government regulations and inspections.
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NHS
introduced in 1948
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Diseases in early 1800s

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Typhus,Typhoid, Diarrhoea, Scarlet Fever, Whooping Cough, Measles, nobody knew what caused them

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1875 Public health act

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Chadwicks report 1842

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1848 Cholera epidemic

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