The Great Filth: The War Against Disease in Victorian England

The Great Filth: The War Against Disease in Victorian England

by Stephen Halliday

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The Great Filth: The War Against Disease in Victorian England by Stephen Halliday

Stephen Halliday, one of the foremost authorities on the Victorian city, tells the story of how pioneering scientists, engineers and doctors overcame three of the deadliest diseases rife in Victorian Britain: cholera, typhoid and puerperal fever.It is a dramatic and colourful story, with strong characters caught up in a literally life and death struggle to understand the causes of these most deadly diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752461755
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen Halliday is the author of The Great Stink of London and Newgate.

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