Southwood Smith’s 1851 letter to Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward

Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, Southwood Smith

Southwood Smith In 1851, a note was written to Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (of Wardian case fame). The message was from Southwood Smith, an eminent English doctor, minister, and father of sanitary reform (public health) in England.   During his time, Southwood Smith was recognized as the originator of preventive medicine, and he was constantly writing…

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