Cholera epidemic resulted in 13,000 deaths.
Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great
Britain. He showed that life expectancy was much higher for people living
in the countryside.
of the Royal Commission on the 'Health of Large Towns and Populous Districts'
Cholera epidemic resulted in 21,000 deaths.The First Public Health Act
set up a General Board of Health in London, which could create local
Boards of Health where 10% of the ratepayers requested one and where
the death rate was over 23 per 1,000. The Act only lasted for five years
and the General Board disappeared in 1858 because of opposition to Chadwick's
Cholera epidemic resulted in 15,000 deaths.
John Snow proved that cholera was caused by a polluted water supply.
'Great Stink', the River Thames became so polluted that Parliament had
to stop sitting because of the smell. Local Boards of Health could be
set up, but the General Board was abolished. Beginning of the London
main drainage scheme, largely because of the 'stink'.
of Prince Albert, from typhoid.
Cholera epidemic resulted in 6,000 deaths. A Sanitary Act was passed
as a result of which local authorities had to take action to provide
fresh water, sewage and waste disposal.
Peabody Trust, founded by George Peabody, begins to build cheap, good
quality blocks of flats for working people in London.
Government Board set up to supervise local authorities and to take general
responsibility for public health.
Public Health Act was passed. As a result sanitary authorities were
set up and all authorities had to appoint a Medical Officer of Health.
Public Health Act was passed. This set up Local Boards of Health and
forced the appointment of Health Inspectors and Sanitary Inspectors.
Artisans' Dwelling Act allowed local councils to clear slums.
of the Working Classes Act gave local authorities the power to build
housing for working people, these became known as council houses.
water supply was taken over by the London County Council, previously
it had been supplied by eight water companies, only five of which had
filtered the water.