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Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

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Medical knowledge and understanding at the beginning of the nineteenth century

Changes in the understanding of the causes of disease

Developments in surgery and hospital treatment

The work of Pasteur, Koch and Ehrlich

Medical knowledge and understanding at the end of the nineteenth century

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Beginning of 19th Century

Beginning of 19th Century

The nineteenth century was one of the most important eras in the history of medicine as many new cures and technologies were discovered. At the beginning, many poor people still lived in houses without proper sanitation, worked in dangerous factories and drank water from polluted rivers. By the end of the century, social conditions had improved, medicine was more complex, treatments were more widely offered and technology was more advanced along with many other improvements.

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Twelve year old Ellen Isabella Hazard, one of the first victims of cholera in England, October 1831.

Twelve year old Ellen Isabella Hazard, one of the first victims of cholera in England, October 1831.

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The nineteenth century saw a huge growth in the population of Great Britain.

The nineteenth century saw a huge growth in the population of Great Britain.

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The reason for this increase is not altogether clear. Various ideas have been put forward; larger families; more children surviving infancy; people living longer; immigration, especially large numbers of immigrants coming from Ireland fleeing the potato famine and the unemployment situation in their own country.

The reason for this increase is not altogether clear. Various ideas have been put forward; larger families; more children surviving infancy; people living longer; immigration, especially large numbers of immigrants coming from Ireland fleeing the potato famine and the unemployment situation in their own country.

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Child labour

Child labour

Children were expected to help towards the family budget. They often worked long hours in dangerous jobs and in difficult situations for a very little wage.

For example, there were the climbing boys employed by the chimney sweeps; the little children who could scramble under machinery to retrieve cotton bobbins; boys and girls working down the coal mines, crawling through tunnels too narrow and low to take an adult. Some children worked as errand boys, crossing sweepers, shoe blacks, and they sold matches, flowers and other cheap goods

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In the nineteenth century the air around London was heavily polluted by industrial smoke and factory pollution. The smog made the city a very dark and unhealthy place to live.

In the nineteenth century the air around London was heavily polluted by industrial smoke and factory pollution. The smog made the city a very dark and unhealthy place to live.

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Attitudes to poverty

Attitudes to poverty

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