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Manchester’s Victorian Diseases

12/03/2015 12:00 pm
12/03/2015 1:40 pm
£7 (£6)
People's History Museum
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Bridge Street, Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 3ER

Cholera, typhoid, mill fever, syphillis…they were all killers and Mancunians contracted them in suffocating numbers during the 19th century.

The authorities didn’t much care because there were always hundreds of would-be immigrants ready to come over from Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and Italy and fill the factories, even if the fumes would soon be choking them into an untimely death.

Slowly, things improved. Just.

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