Review of Reviews,  2 (1890), 209–16.

The Progress of the World



Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary


Disease, Public Health, Sanitation

People mentioned:

Joseph Fayrer

Institutions mentioned:

Sanitary Institute

    Reports that 'cholera, that beneficent sanitary inspector of the universe, is on his rounds again'. The water-born disease 'probably does more for the sanitation of the world than all the other diseases put together' (213), for it is only during a cholera outbreak that there occurs 'a sudden awakening of the public conscience' over the need for public health legislation (214).

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