He showed that the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company was taking water from sewage-polluted sections of the Thames and delivering the water to properties, leading to an elevated incidence of cholera. Snow’s research was a serious occasion in the historical past of public health and geography.
It aimed to improve the sanitary condition of cities and populous locations in England and Wales by placing the availability of water, sewerage, drainage, cleaning and paving beneath a single native physique with the General Board of Health as a central authority. The Act was handed by the Liberal government of Lord John Russell, in response to the urging of Edwin Chadwick. Chadwick’s seminal report on The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population was revealed in 1842 and was adopted up with a supplementary report a yr later. From the beginnings of human civilization, communities promoted health and fought disease at the inhabitants level.… Read More