Sir James Mackenzie: the Burnley years.

  title={Sir James Mackenzie: the Burnley years.},
  author={A E Wales and J Shafar},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={297 - 304}
TiH Industrial Revolution transformed Burnley from a country town with a population of some 5,000 whose main occupations were sheep farming and the hand loom weaving of woollen cloth to one of almost 100,000 by the beginning of the present century. Factories, warehouses, foundries, workshops and coal mines had attracted the new labour force and the rapid influx was attended with appalling housing conditions and grossly inadequate sanitary arrangements. The increase of paupers and casuals had… CONTINUE READING