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How did Edwin Chadwick affect public health in the 19th century?

He published a report in 1842 called the Report of the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britain.
He said a local tax should be used to prevent illness not treat it so less people got sick as time went on


How was Joseph Bazalgette important for public health in the 19th century?

In 1858 he was the engineer employed by the government to modernise the sewer system and ensure clean water supplies to London after the Great Stink


What was the work of Thomas Sydenham?

He theorised disease attacked the body


How did technology affect progress in the industrial revolution?

Microscope helped research into germs
Industrial strength dyes that developed allowed for the staining of microbes