Rural doctors started to establish small facilities that would enable them to provide new services locally.
The first nursing school was set up at St Thomas's in 1860 by Mrs Wardroper and was supervised by Florence Nightingale.
Legislation was introduced in an attempt to regulate 'common prostitutes', in order to reduce the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases within the British army and navy.
Legislation was instituted to ensure the improvement of sanitary conditions and remove nuisances to public health.
Against growing criticism of conditions in workhouses, legislation established asylums for the sick and other classes of the poor in London.
Legislation established the Local Government Board, to administrate the Poor Law and the public health work of the medical department of the Privy Council.
Legislation established sanitary authorities in both urban and rural areas, and medical officers to plan for the prevention of infectious diseases.
Legislation consolidated previous public health acts made during the 19th century. These reforms set a framework for the next 50 years in public health.
20 August 1883
Legislation gave the Metropolitan Asylums Board (MAB) additional powers to tackle infectious diseases and removed civil rights from people admitted to an MAB hospital.
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