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All Resources for Infectious Disease in 19th Century Glasgow
In 1868 local printed and photographer Thomas Annan was commissioned by The City of Glasgow Improvement Trust to take pictures of some of the slum areas prior to demolition. This is claimed to be one of the first times photography was used as documentary evidence and his striking images illustrate glasgow for the poorest classes as it was in incredible detail!
In 2017 Glasgow City Heritage Trust ran a series of lectures and engagement events focused on the health of Glasgow over the last 200 years. One of these events included talks from colleagues from the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.
Follow the link to find out more about this engagement project and a host of historical resources.
Resources and personal testimony focused on the design and presenting of the introductory lesson for the Curriculum for Excellence Resource - History & Healthcare school program.
The Glasgow Scavengers were employed by the Cleansing Department of the Police Commission to manage the streets of the city. This is an article from the North British Daily Mail, highlighting the work of of the Scavengers, published on 4 December 1869.
John Frederic Bateman was the engineer for the Loch Katrine water project. These are some extracts from a speech that he made to a meeting of engineers and scientists in Aberdeen in September 1859
All Resources for Infectious Disease in 19th Century London
Two graphs depicting the number of cholera cases reported in London and Scotland by November 1848.
The historian Mike Jay presents on the Cholera epidemic in London in 1854 and the work of John Snow on the Broad Street pump.
This BBC radio 4 programme explores the causes and effects of disease, particularly of cholera in 19th century Britain.
All Resources for Disease in the Developing World
A map showing recent cholera outbreaks in Haiti.
Photo PowerPoint and activities on the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010.
Interactive website contains activities, resources and information on life in Africa for children.
Oxfam Public Health staff in Artibonite talk about their work in the cholera programme; in particular teaching families how to use aquatabs so that they are protected against the disease, and their role in checking that people are using enough.
Julie Schindall, media officer in Haiti, discusses Oxfam's public health work in response to the Cholera outbreak in Haiti.
All Resources for Occupational Health
The account of an apprentice chimney sweep from Glasgow, which comes from the evidence given to an enquiry into his death
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This film shows scenes of NHS services, including an operating theatre, dentist and x-ray. The narrator explains that since the beginning of the NHS in 1948, these services have been available to everyone in Britain.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London
The film reviews Scotland's various hospitals, part of the new National Health Service at the time. Three hospitals and their specialised departments are shown, and the narrator explains the new NHS system and the work it does.
Credit: Wellcome Library London
In this section you can look at resources categorised by theme. The latest resources are shown below, or you can go straight to the Inoculation and Vaccination, Infectious Disease in 19th Century Glasgow, Infectious Disease in 19th Century London, Disease in the Developing World, Occupational Health or National Health Service pages to see all resources for that theme.
Module focused on the history of food and health
A section focused on Oral History and Memory