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By Michelle Allen

Detoxification town: Sanitary Geographies in Victorian London explores not just the demanding situations confronted by means of reformers as they strove to wash up an more and more filthy urban however the resistance to their efforts.
starting within the 1830s, reform-minded voters, lower than the banner of sanitary
development, plunged into London’s darkish and soiled areas and lower back with
the fabric they had to advertise public wellbeing and fitness laws and magnificent
tasks of sanitary engineering. Sanitary reform, besides the fact that, was once no longer always
met with unqualified enthusiasm. whereas a few advancements, reminiscent of slum
clearances, the advance of sewerage, and the embankment of the Thames,
can have made London a cleanser position to dwell, those tasks additionally destroyed
and reshaped the outfitted surroundings, and in doing so, altered the meanings and
reports of town.

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Or applicable copyright law. The London Sewer But even the decidedly unromantic aspects o f the city’s outmoded waste disposal practices seem to have been valuable to Mayhew, if only because they w ere familiar and quickly disappearing. There, great pools o f excrem ent were m ixed with other refuse and allowed to dry out as part o f the process o f mak­ ing manure. M ayhew devotes a section to these places, titled “ O f the Present Disposal o f the Night-Soil,” yet he repeats no less than four times that with the sanitary legislation ol 184 8, such places w ere banned from operating in the city.

Ohio University Press, . ppg=52 Copyright © Ohio University Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. Cleansing the City If, therefore, it is the duty o f the State to protect the health of its subjects, it is its duty to sec that all the conditions to health are fulfilled by them. The legislature must prescribe so many meals a day for each individual; fix the quantities and qualities o f food for men, women, and children; state the proportion of fluids, when to be taken, and of what kind; specify the amount o f exercise, and define its character; describe the clothing to be employed; deter­ mine the hours of sleep; and to enforce these regulations it must employ officials to oversee every one's domestic arrangements.

The subversive potential o f the sewer was figured in multiple ways: for some, the sewer seemed to jeopardize individual and local autonomv because it took waste removal out o f the hands o f house­ holders and parishes and invested it in a new ly consolidated drainage author­ ity; lor others, the sewer posed a threat to the ideals ot domestic privacy and enclosure because it connected the home to a vast drainage system; and for others still, the sewer seemed to weaken the spatial and social barriers sepa­ rating the healthy bourgeoisie from a corrupt working class.

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