The London Hospital Medical College was the first purpose-built medical college in England.
14 May 1796
Edward Jenner, a British scientist, discovered that vaccinations could be a way of preventing disease.
This Act transferred responsibility of organising medical training to the Society of Apothecaries.
In 1828 William Marsden, a surgeon, founded the Royal Free as a hospital free to all.
Legislation limited access to assistance provided outside of workhouses and the government introduced deterrent conditions in workhouses.
Legislation established the General Register Office and a new system of national registration of births, marriages and deaths to take effect from 1837.
The report concluded that the prevalence of disease was directly linked to the substandard living conditions experienced by the poor in London.
Legislation permitted Poor Law guardians to appoint medical officers to vaccinate people at the public expense.
Renowned as a social reformer, Edwin Chadwick undertook an investigation into sanitation and made recommendations on improving living standards.
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