Impetus for Public health reform

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How far did the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths help to drive public health reform?
They revealed the young, fertile population which was actively reproducing in urban areas.Urban growth rate was the problem. Epidemics could be pinpointed due to death records and push health reform.
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What public health problems would arise because of rapid growth of towns?
Cramped housing especially basement dwellings and back to back housing. Sanitation was therefore poor and there was not an adequate sewer system to control the waste from the growing population.Furthermore, water was sometimes scarce.
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Why did Cholera generate more fear than any other epidemics?
It was because of it rapidly attacked and killed many people in a violent way.
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Were the Cholera riots the result of ignorance or fear?
Fear- many people opposed cholera victims being used for medical reasons and were opposed to them being buried in unconsecrated ground.
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How did central government react to the outbreak of Cholera?
Temporary Cholera Acts. Temporary Board of Health. Issued advice to set up their one boards of health, whitewash houses, quarantine, food and flannels distributed, fever hospitals.
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Why was Chadwick's report so controversial?
Chadwick criticised water companies and vested interests. Attacked inadequacy of sewerage systems. Proved that vested interests,environment and death were connected.
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Why was the supply of clean water and effective sanitation so slow to be realised?
Civil engineering in infancy so difficult for adequate sewerage systems to be put in place. Many companies collected contaminated water. Property holders reluctant to pay up.
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Why were further Public Health Acts necessary?
the second one was to divide the powers that the General Board of health had. The third was to codify and consolidate the Public Health Acts; to make them compulsory.
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Why was the Sanitary Act necessary in 1866?
John Simon's report gave advice and spoke of him working within a permissive framework. The act was a way for the government to begin to direct public health reform and make it compulsory to implement certain measures.
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Cramped housing especially basement dwellings and back to back housing. Sanitation was therefore poor and there was not an adequate sewer system to control the waste from the growing population.Furthermore, water was sometimes scarce.

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What public health problems would arise because of rapid growth of towns?

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It was because of it rapidly attacked and killed many people in a violent way.

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Fear- many people opposed cholera victims being used for medical reasons and were opposed to them being buried in unconsecrated ground.

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Temporary Cholera Acts. Temporary Board of Health. Issued advice to set up their one boards of health, whitewash houses, quarantine, food and flannels distributed, fever hospitals.

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