Unit 12 Public Health P2

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Conditions in1800’s
The conditions in the 1800s were really bad as there was a poor sewage system which caused diseases, street doctors who walked around with dead bodies in the street. There were also piles of dirt on the street what the children would play in; they would also start playing with rats that was attracted by the dirt and rubbish that was on the street. People would hang their washing out in the street which made it easier for them to catch diseases. Also there where a low amount of houses which meant people with less money would have to stay in hotels in which where made from wood so they were not very secure.
Edwin Chadwick
Edwin Chadwick’s report in 1842 was called “sanitary conditions of working class” the report stated. This report stated:
Cleaner towns and cities will lead to less diseases and better health.
The government in London needed to make local councils do something.
The poor are costing too much. Men couldn’t work because of sickness. How can I reduce the money spent on them?
If this leads to poor being healthier they work harder and not have to be supported by tax payers.
The rotting sewage and filth everywhere is causing bad air which is the cause of the illnesses.
We need to shape sewer, so that waste is flushed by water so it doesn’t cause pollution and rotting.
We can prevent people from becoming ill by building a proper industry.
Profession
area
Life expectancy
Labourers
London
15

Liverpool
14

Wiltshire
31
Tradesmen
London
25

Liverpool
20

Wiltshire
48
Professor/gentry
London
43

Liverpool
34

Wiltshire
49

In Chadwick’s report it shows that people who earn more money live longer in all areas but overall Wiltshire has a higher life expectancy.
John Snow
John Snow’s report was published in 1849. He investigated the reason why cholera in the 1848and he thought it as a medical apprentice. He noted that the deaths had occurred between 19th august and 30th September 1854. More deaths where on broad street than anywhere else

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