Edwin Chadwick and the engineers, 1842-1854: systems and antisystems in the pipe-and-brick sewers war.

  title={Edwin Chadwick and the engineers, 1842-1854: systems and antisystems in the pipe-and-brick sewers war.},
  author={Christopher Hamlin},
  journal={Technology and culture},
  volume={33 4},
  • C. Hamlin
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • History, Economics
  • Technology and culture
To the English sanitary reformer Edwin Chadwick, author of the famous Report of an Inquiry into the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (1842), goes credit for recognizing the central importance of public works-waterworks, sewers, betterventilated streets and houses-to public health. Chadwick's career as a public health official lasted only from 1848 to 1854, yet his influence was great. In a broad sense, the administrative structures, the sanitary sensibilities, and… 

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