Public Health Act in Britain (38 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


In an attempt to combat epidemics of cholera and other water-borne diseases, the British Parliament passes a Public Health Act, which requires all new residential developments to include an indoor drainage system and a supply of running water.

Editors. "Public Health Act in Britain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 22 October 2016.]