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The account of an apprentice chimney sweep from Glasgow, which comes from the evidence given to an enquiry into his death
Dr John Sutherland was a physician and promoter of sanitary science. In 1848 he became an inspector under the first Board of Health for the city and conducted several special enquiries. His description of Glasgow demonstrates in detail why cholera spread so quickly after the outbreaks in 1832 and 1848. These are some extracts:
John Simon was the first Medical Officer of Health for the city of London. He was appointed in 1848 to deal with the threat of cholera and other public health issues. Below are some extracts from his annual reports. They highlight the main public health problems facing London in the 19th century and his suggestions as to how they might be tackled.
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