TLF ID M011238
This resource is about a report on the public heath conditions of Leeds in 1842 by a medical doctor, Robert Baker. It provides a background to the report along with information on Robert Baker and his credentials for undertaking the investigation. Extracts from the report describe the poor conditions of sanitation, the state of the roads, the standard of housing, overcrowding and the lack of water in houses. The report was sent to parliament and led to Britain's first Public Health Act in 1848. It includes text and still images.