Government and public health, 1875-1906
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Original footage and primary documents explain how the public health reforms of the latter 1800s did not solve the nation's problems, because they did not tackle disease and poverty directly. It examines the daily life of the poor and its impact on death rates. Workers became increasingly organised More…to campaign for improvements, as did the armed forces who wanted recruits who were fit for service to protect the Empire. This led to the Liberal reforms, recognising that poverty was not the fault of poor people.