Public Heath

Events

Factory

1802

Factory Acts improved people's working conditions

Willam Farr

1837

he government collected statistics on births, marriages and deaths. William Farr used these to compile an accuate picture of where the death rate was highest and what they died of.

Compulsory vaccination

1852

Regulation of doctors' qualification

1858

Cholera came back again.

1865

The government act.

1866

The first Medical Officer of Health was appointed, the same year a pressure group was made to make the government act.

Voting

1867

Working class men had been given the vote. This meant MPs were more likely to take notice of the needs of the people in their town

Schools

1870

In the government made every local authority set up schools.

Local Authorties

1870

Local authorties had to set up schools. Health education was taught at many schools. Improved literacy made it possible for people to read pamphlets from Medical Officers that give advice on health.

Sewers

1870

A local firm got a court order to prevent sewers being pumped into the rivers

Leeds

1874

Leeds had its first sewage purification works.

Pollution Laws

1876

Laws against pollution of rivers

Food

1876

Food Regulations improve he quality of food sold in shops

Laws

1876

Building Regulations

Isolation hospitals

1889

Isolation hospitals for infectious diseases