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Author Halliday, Stephen.

Title Great Filth : The War Against Disease in Victorian England / Stephen Halliday.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]
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Summary How the Victorians struggled to overcome diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and scarlet fever in their cities This is the fascinating story of how a small group of dedicated individuals fought opposition from politicians, taxpayers, and often their own colleagues to overcome disease in overwhelming numbers, and make the country a safer place for everyone to live. Victorian Britain was the world's industrial powerhouse, supplying a global demand for manufactured goods. As it changed from an agricultural to an industrial economy, people swarmed into the towns and cities. Overcrowding and filthy living conditions were a recipe for disaster, and diseases such as cholera, typhoid, scarlet fever, smallpox, and puerperal (childbed) fever were a part of everyday life for town- and city-dwellers. However, thanks to a dedicated band of doctors, nurses, midwives, scientists, engineers, and social reformers, by the time the Victorian era became the Edwardian, they were almost eradicated, and no longer a constant source of fear.
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Subject HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
Puerperal septicemia -- Great Britain -- Prevention -- History -- 19th century.
Typhoid fever -- Great Britain -- Prevention -- History -- 19th century.
Cholera -- Great Britain -- Prevention -- History -- 19th century.
Sanitation -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine, Preventive -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Public health -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Halliday, Stephen. Great filth. Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton, 2007. 9780750943789 (DLC)2008383229
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ISBN 9780752474649 (e-pub)
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