Next tour: Thu 12 March 2015.
Meet: People’s History Museum, Bridge Street West, 12 noon.
Mill fever, typhus, typhoid, cholera, smallpox, scarlet fever … and something even worse from drinking water with tadpoles and dead rats in it.
It’s a wonder anyone made it out the Victorian century alive.
But don’t worry if you’re feeling rough, in a hundred and fifty years time people will marvel how our society coped with cancer, ebola and bird flu – as panic spreads about nasty things caught from computer and robots.