Editors. "Public Health Act in Britain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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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.