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- There were some attempts to improve Public Health in the Victorian era.
- There was a built in resistance to government interference though!
- By 1870 local government was taking responsibility for street cleaning and lighting.
- In 1871 the Royal Commission on sanitary matters recommended that ‘the present fragmentary and confused sanitary laws should be made uniform’. This cause the Local Government to be set up.
- In 1866 a cholera outbreak claimed the lives of 20,000 people in Great Britain.
- Smallpox and TB also claimed many lives in that year.
- The government passed the Sanitation Act in 1866 to try and improve public health which forced sanitary regulations in factories.
- Gladstone’s Public Health Act of 1872 established Urban and Rural Sanitary Authorities.
- These were not well funded so were not a great success.
- They had no medical officers in charge of them.
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