Paper II Public Health in the 19 th and 20 th Centuries. Public Health. What is Public Health It refers to the well being of the whole community or population. Why did Public Health become a serious issue in the 19 th and 20 th Centuries?. Public Health.
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1837 Statistics collected on all births, deaths etc…
1848 Public Health Act encourages local councils to improve conditions
1852 Compulsory Vaccinations
1854 John Snow Cholera explanation
1858 Regulation of doctors qualifications
1861 Germ Theory
1867 Working class men given vote
1870 Education acts
1875 Public Health Act
Councils were forced to provide: clean water, drainage and sewage, Medical Officer
1876 Building regulations
1876 Regulations on food sold in shops.
1876 Laws against polluting rivers
1889 Isolation hospitals for infectious diseases19th Century Developments