Edwin Chadwick

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Edwin Chadwick (1800-1890) was a British medical doctor who was convinced that living conditions influenced the chance of disease and death and was a strong proponent of social reform to benefit public health. Fresh clean water, sewage and water closets were improvements that Chadwick had proposed.[1]

Chadwick became the first president of the Association of Public Sanitary Inspectors, the predecessor to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

External links

  • Wikipedia page on Edwin Chadwick


  1. Field Epidemiology Manual. Last viewed (27 May)