Science Library - free educational site

Edwin Chadwick

1800 - 1890

Sir Edwin Chadwick

Sir Edwin Chadwick was an English social reformer who was instrumental in bringing about reform in Britain, particularly with regards sanitation and public health.

  • Nationality
  • English

  • Subject
  • Environment

  • Fields
  • Social reform, public health, sanitation

  • Distinctions
  • The head office of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH, Waterloo, London, is in Chadwick Court.

    Knighthood in 1889.

  • Posts
  • Appointed by the Royal Commission to investigate on the operation of the Poor Laws.

    Commissioner of the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers in London, 1848-9.

    Commissioner of the General Board of Health, 1848 - 1854.

    First president of the Association of Public Sanitary Inspectors (now the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH), 1884.

  • Publications
  • Royal Commission Report, 1834, recommendations on reforms to the Poor Law.

    The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population, 1842.

Edwin Chadwick made significant contributions to the Public Health Act 1848. He held several key administration posts during the years of reform from 1840s to 1880s, never tiring of his efforts to improve the conditions for the poor.

His 1842-3 reports The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population, were influential in securing the passage of the first legislation aimed at waste clearance and disposal.






Latest Item on Science Library:

The most recent article is:

Trigonometry

View this item in the topic:

Vectors and Trigonometry

and many more articles in the subject:

Subject of the Week

Environment

Environmental Science is the most important of all sciences. As the world enters a phase of climate change, unprecedented biodiversity loss, pollution and human population growth, the management of our environment is vital for our futures. Learn about Environmental Science on ScienceLibrary.info.

Environmental Science

Great Scientists

Richard Feynman

1918 - 1988

Richard Feynman was an American physicist and folk hero, known for his humour as much as his scientific work.

Richard Feynman, 1918 - 1988
Rewewable Media

Quote of the day...

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

ZumGuy Internet Promotions

Renewable energy media services