How and why did ideas about responsibility for public health change?

In this lesson you will learn how and why government action in improving the health of the people dramatically increased in the last quarter of the 19th century. You will understand why 'the Great Stink', germ theory and new voting laws changed government attitudes.

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Q1.What nickname did cholera get?

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Q2.What did people traditionally believed was the cause of cholera?

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Q3.In which street did John Snow carry out his experiment and remove the handle of the water pump?

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Q4.Why did the British government finance a new sewer system planned by Joseph Bazalgette?

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Q5.Which scientist finally isolated the bacteria that caused cholera and proved John Snow was right?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

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Question 5

Q1.What nickname did cholera get?

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Q2.What did people traditionally believed was the cause of cholera?

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Q3.In which street did John Snow carry out his experiment and remove the handle of the water pump?

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Q4.Why did the British government finance a new sewer system planned by Joseph Bazalgette?

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Q5.Which scientist finally isolated the bacteria that caused cholera and proved John Snow was right?

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How and why did ideas about responsibility for public health change?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 18, Medicine through Time.

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Q1.What term do we use to describe governments who don’t get involved in day-to-day lives of their population?

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Q2.Why did the government invest in Joseph Bazalgette to modernize London sewers?

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Q3.How many miles of main sewers had been built in London by 1875?

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Q4.Why was the second Public Health Act more successful than the first Public Health Act?

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Q5.Which of the following WAS NOT a requirement of the second Public Health Act?

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How and why did ideas about responsibility for public health change?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 18, Medicine through Time.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What term do we use to describe governments who don’t get involved in day-to-day lives of their population?

1/5

Q2.Why did the government invest in Joseph Bazalgette to modernize London sewers?

2/5

Q3.How many miles of main sewers had been built in London by 1875?

3/5

Q4.Why was the second Public Health Act more successful than the first Public Health Act?

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Q5.Which of the following WAS NOT a requirement of the second Public Health Act?

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Lesson summary: How and why did ideas about responsibility for public health change?

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