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Cholera! Public health in mid-19th century Britain: The 1848-1849 cholera epidemic in England and Wales was described by a government report as if a ‘foreign army’ had ‘held possession of the country, and slain 53,293 men, women and children’. In the mid-19th century the country fac

Cholera! Public health in mid-19th century Britain: The 1848-1849 cholera epidemic in England and Wales was described by a government report as if a ‘foreign army’ had ‘held possession of the country, and slain 53,293 men, women and children’. In the mid-19th century the country fac

FromThe National Archives Podcast Series


Cholera! Public health in mid-19th century Britain: The 1848-1849 cholera epidemic in England and Wales was described by a government report as if a ‘foreign army’ had ‘held possession of the country, and slain 53,293 men, women and children’. In the mid-19th century the country fac

FromThe National Archives Podcast Series

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40 minutes
Released:
Feb 2, 2021
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Podcast Episode

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The 1848-1849 cholera epidemic in England and Wales was described by a government report as if a ‘foreign army’ had ‘held possession of the country, and slain 53,293 men, women and children’. In the mid-19th century the country faced an epidemic of filth; poorly drained, overcrowded towns created an environment ripe for diseases like typhus […]
Released:
Feb 2, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode