Source Question on Public Health Reform 1832-1853
Sources B and C mainly provide similar evidence for attitudes towards Public Health and the dangers of an outbreak of disease in 1849 because they both agree that public health in certain areas were much worse than those which were affected by the new Public Health Act. This is clear because Source B refers to, “We live in muck and filthe” and Source C refers to, “We also want sewers and an ample supply of water”. They also both agree that there are dangers of an outbreak of disease in 1849 for Source B refers to, “if the Cholera comes lord help us” and in Source C, the author claims that, “without which no efficient sanitary measures can be carried out”, which is referring to the anxiety of disease. Both Sources B and C offer similar evidence because they are both written for the same cause. Sources B and C were both written by people who wanted the Public Health Act to affect their local community due to the poor conditions and danger of disease in their areas. They are also both written at very similar dates, Source B having been written in 1848 and Source C having been written in 1849. This is important because public health at this time was known to be dreadful and both give a good insight towards the dangers of an outbreak of disease in 1849. They also both have the same purpose, for they were written for the intention of having the Public Health Act applied to their local areas (both signed by other locals who wanted the Act enforced), meaning that similar evidence would be involved in inquiring for the act. These similarities make Source C more valuable as evidence for attitudes towards Public Health and the dangers of an outbreak of disease in 1849 because the petition in Source C was signed by 164 people, whereas Source B was signed by 54 people.
However, there are some differences between Sources B and C as evidence for attitudes towards Public Health and the dangers of an outbreak of disease...
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