This was also a time a positive change for the country. Britain became a leading nation in industry. Due to this, the country's financial status improved. As Britain's finances grew and improved people were able to educate them better. This lead to new technology and innovations in medicine which allowed for better overall health of citizens.
The main problems with health in this time were infectious disease and surgery. People still believed that God and miasmas caused disease and instead of cleaning the streets, they would pray and try to clean the air. The problem with that countenance of belief is that it was an opinion and they weren’t sure for certain whether it was true or not. In this period around the 1870s, Louis Pasteur discovered the germ theory and this was an exceptionally important step to better health. Other historians may argue that is luck and that was not accurate for there was a big d that germs were