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Infectious Disease in 19th Century London

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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!

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Resources and personal testimony focused on the design and presenting of the introductory lesson for the Curriculum for Excellence Resource - History & Healthcare school program.

 

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Two graphs depicting the number of cholera cases reported in London and Scotland by November 1848.

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The historian Mike Jay presents on the Cholera epidemic in London in 1854 and the work of John Snow on the Broad Street pump.

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This BBC radio 4 programme  explores the causes and effects of disease, particularly of cholera in 19th century Britain.

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