|Contribution||Masterminded passage of the Public Health Act in Britain.|
|Notes||Sir Edwin Chadwick. Law based on thesis that health depends on sanitation. Argued that cities must have system of incoming and outgoing fluids. This concept has been described as being as momentous for civilization as Harvey's concept of blood circulation. Brockington, in Hobson's book on Public Health. It illustrated the possibility of achieving sanitation empirically, without knowledge of germs. Emphasized local autonomy and funding. See 1842.|
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