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It’s the turn of the 19th century. The world is on the verge of a new revolution, in just a few years from now people will leave the countryside and farming, some forever. They will flock to cities and towns seeking employment using new industrial machines. In fact, so many people will flock to towns and cities so quickly, that many towns and cities won’t be able to cope. Poverty will be rife, poor housing, poor sewage and poor quality of life will be common, if not the norm. However, this change in life style and scenery will go on to inspire a new revolution: a revolution in medicine, in health: in the space of a few short years ground-breaking discoveries will be made. Scientists and physicians will be met with opposition from all sides, but despite this in 100 years time England will be a healthier and cleaner place to live.

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Dr John Snow

In this new series of posts, we’ll be looking at famous (and important) figures throughout history. These could range from a physician to a colonel, who knows? We’ll cover all the important facts that you need to know about their life, what they did, why they were important, and ultimately, the bigger picture of it all.

So, who better to start with than Doctor John Snow?

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