Public Health: c.1750-1900

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How was most water supplied by 1750?
Private companies, piped direct to homes or to standpipes on street corners
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What happened in 1853?
The government made smallpox vaccination. Local authorities registered everyone vaccinated in 1871
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What happened about The Great Stink of 1858?
Joseph Bazallgette cleared up streets and made the Thames cleaner due to his new sewerage system. Interconnecting sewers running directly from Houses. Law passed in 16 days.
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Why is Edwin Chadwick a key individual?
His Report of `Sanitary Conditions of labourings population` in 1842 showed the annual loss of life due to bad ventalation and filth was greater than loss of death or wounds in any war the country had been engaged in.
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Impact of Edwin Chadwick's report
Led to drainage and improvement in supplies of water. As well as the Public Health Act of 1848 but had limited impact
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Why is John Snow a key individual?
Discovered link between dirt and disease. Water from pump caused Cholera, removed pump and epidemic stopped. No one believed him until Pasteurs Theory was more widespread.
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How many people died of Cholera in 1853-54?
20 000 people
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Public Health Act of 1848
Every county must set up a board of health, Towns could raise taxes to improve the removal of rubbish and sewage but it could not force town councils to do this
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What year was Edward Jenner's discovery made?
1796
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Opposition to Jenner?
Interfered with God's Plan, Doctors lost money, wasn't done properly
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By 1804 how many people were innoculated?
12 000+, led to the government making it compulsary in 1853
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