So if people from “all shades” where suddenly worried about Cholera then the government would have to start putting work into finding out the cause of Cholera. And if it wasn’t for the cholera epidemics then the middle class would not be care about public health and sanitation. Source 15 is a “report to the members of the Leeds board of health.” The Leeds board of heath will have been funded by the government. This shows me that the government was trying to work on public health. And the government would only spend the money and time on public health if people were questioning the public heath available to them.
They also put in open areas for the public. The government also built houses further apart, so people had more room to walk down the streets. The reason why the government decided to separate drinking water from the sewage was because people were getting sick from drinking water that was mixed with excrement. The most common disease what people caught from drinking the water was cholera, this then caused dozens of people to die. By separating the sewage and drinking water it also made the streets a more sanitary.
According to research, life expectancy rose and death rates began to fall, mostly in infants due to the improvement in sanitation and the provision of clean water, improvement on the council houses and the general improved standards of living. The social model believes that ill health is as a result of the inequalities in society and the life circumstances of the disadvantaged. Marxists believe that levels of illness differ in relation to social class, i.e. there is a high level of illness in poor areas because of poor nutrition, excessive drinking and lack of exercises, there is unequal distribution of NHS resources/ postcode lottery (the health care received depends on geographical location) e.g. South Wales is one of the deprived areas in the UK with fewer hospitals and doctors.
This diffusion of goods throughout an empire also spread diseases. If one part of the empire had plague, then the whole empire would eventually get the plague. Moreover, plague also decreased the population of both Rome, and Han China, which led to a disadvantage. This primarily, led to a lack of security because the population would decrease and less of the population would be enrolled in the army because they are sick. Under these precarious conditions, the empires borders were left less guarded.
There were no drains, sewers, rubbish disposal or filtered water supply and it made it worse how crowded the city was because of all the people that lived there. Waste was collected in dung heaps, people were walking and washing things in sewage and even getting their drinking water from it, which caused them to get ill. However people didn’t realise how bad this actually was for their health because of their poor medical knowledge so they carried on doing it. Governments had a ‘laissez faire’ attitude, which meant they didn’t want to interfere in other peoples’ lives. They wanted to intervene as little as possible so they left it alone.
As the method of quarantine had worked previously, elements of this are evident in the response to the outbreak of Cholera in the nineteenth century with quarantine of passengers on ships. The travellers were inspected and if suspected resulted in the isolation of infected persons in special hospitals (Brunton, 2009, pg 194). The theory was that if disease spread through contagion then it could be controlled through quarantine. Although favoured by some, it was rejected by others as this restricted trade. Unlike the plague, the Cholera epidemic
Melissa Thorne Unit 20 / Task 1 P1/P2 Public health problems in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries had major concerns. Growing towns in Britain within the nineteenth century were characterised by overcrowding, poor housing, disease and unhealthy drinking water. For example, Edwin Chadwick, in 1842, argued that disease was one of the main causes of poverty, if not the main cause altogether. Six years later, the government were shoved into a corner after a cholera epidemic hit the country, causing them to do something about the prevention of disease – through public and individual health measures. Through public measures, the government tried to introduce public sanitation measures, like the Romans had when miasmas were thought to create illness and disease.
As the diarrhoea becomes worse the victim can keep no food or water in his or her body. They will dehydrate and die within 2 days if they are left untreated. Cholera can be cured by the patient drinking a salt solution to get rid of stagnant water etc. These conditions also cause dysentery and typhoid fever. Both of these diseases affect people badly by causing; internal bleeding in the abdomen which can be fatal, as well as headaches, stomach cramps and constipation followed by severe diarrhoea.
Alexandria Behr Medicine in London during the Middle Ages In the medieval world, death and disease were a part of daily life for everyone. Society was ravaged by successive outbreaks of the plague that later came to be known as the “Black Death.” It is estimated that at least a third of the population of London died of this horrific disease by the end of the fourteenth century. In modern society, when one feels ill, one goes to the doctor and is often issued prescriptions to aid in one's recovery. In the Middle Ages, however, the solutions to illness were much less exact. Due to limited, illnesses could be treated in a variety of ways depending on one’s personal beliefs.
How? | Child labor | Unions pioneered the fight and finally the AFL stepped in. | Yes, child labor laws such as the National Industry Recovery Act served to reduce child labor. | Here in America, this is not an issue; however, in some poverty stricken countries children are still forced to supply work due to lack of workers and such heavy workloads. | Urbanization | The Social Gospel Movement was designed to help the poorest city folk of society which lead to settlement houses and eventually; the Hull House.