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London (Ancient And Modern) From The Sanitary And Medical Point Of View

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In his insightful book, George Vivian Poore takes readers on a journey through the history of London from a unique perspective: the city's sanitary and medical conditions. By examining the evolution of public health practices in London, Poore sheds light on the challenges and triumphs faced by the city as it grew into a modern metropolis.

From the ancient Roman baths to the devastating outbreaks of disease in the Middle Ages, Poore skillfully weaves together the historical events that have shaped London's sanitation and healthcare systems. He explores the pioneering work of individuals like John Snow, who revolutionized our understanding of the spread of disease through his investigations into the cholera epidemic of 1854.

Through detailed analysis and engaging storytelling, Poore reveals the interconnectedness of public health, urban planning, and social reform in London's past. He also highlights the continuing relevance of these issues today, underscoring the importance of investing in public health infrastructure and addressing disparities in healthcare access.

Overall, London (Ancient And Modern) From The Sanitary And Medical Point Of View is a timely and thought-provoking read that will appeal to anyone interested in the history of medicine, urban development, or public health. Poore's meticulous research and compelling narrative make this book a valuable addition to the literature on London's evolution as a city of both historical significance and contemporary relevance.

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This little book is an expansion of two addresses delivered in January, 1889. One deals with sanitary issues in London. The other deals with medical issues, mainly through the lives and careers of physicians. Though ancients are included, the main emphasis is upon the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. - Summary by Book Preface and David Wales

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