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

@article{Hamlin1992EdwinCA,
  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},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          680-709
        }
}
  • 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… 

Figures from this paper

LIVERPOOL'S DRAINAGE HISTORY: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TO MEPAS. DISCUSSION.

D. Sellers The paper by G.N. Olsen admirably illustrates the breadth of vision of many Victorian public health engineers and the considerable impact which their schemes had on the quality of life in

My pipes say I am powerful: belonging and class as constructed through our sewers

This review examines the social and political roots and ongoing implications of centralized, waterborne sewerage. This system has served as a marker of class, a signal of wealth and political power,

The Steam Pumping Stations of the London Main Drainage, 1858–75

ABSTRACT London’s Main Drainage was one of a number of projects in Europe and North America in the mid-19th century to design and retro-fit a sewage network in cities struggling to cope with

[Die Hygiene der Stadtfische und das wilde Leben in der Wasserleitung. Zum Verhältnis von Aquarium und Stadt im 19. Jahrhundert].

TLDR
The paper describes how the aquarium and the city together form a laboratory for the exploration of new sanitary and climatic techniques in terms of ventilation and water supply and stresses the crucial role that early amateur aquarium-keeping plays in the practical construction and regulation of artificial environments.

London’s Water Supply before 1800 and the Roots of the Networked City

TLDR
London’s water supply infrastructure explicitly became a model for water networks and other kinds of large-scale urban infrastructure elsewhere in the world in the early nineteenth century.

Public Health, Environment and Surveying

The object of this article is to draw the attention of public health historians to the importance of plans produced by engineers for Victorian sewerage schemes. These plans assist in the

The evolution of Britain's urban built environment

During the nineteenth century a long-run trend towards increasing functional and geographical specialisation of non-residential property emerged, and accelerated during the twentieth century,

Pollution in the city

People in an era in which global crisis is permanently, threateningly present. Despite that fact little work has yet been completed within the mainstream of social, economic and urban history on the

Water Treatment Facilities as Civil Engineering Heritage from Guardian of Urban Sanitation to Symbol of Urban Colonial Modernity, in the Case of Ttukdo (Seoul) Water Purification Plant

Ttukdo Water Purification Plant, built in 1908, is the first modern waterworks facility in Seoul and the first waterworks industrial heritage in Korea. Modern waterworks were established in order to

Developmentality : biopower, planning, and the living city

Our contemporary understanding of the modern city relies on a widely held consensus that its existence is the inevitable and natural outcome of economic and industrial growth. We take the city to
...