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1

Explain what roles that toshers, mud-larks and other scavengers played in Victorian London. Although the underclass in London lived in squalor and in the shadows, what was an everyday reminder of their presence to the middle and upper class of London? What were cesspools and what task did night-soil men perform relative to them?

2

How did the deadly cholera outbreak of 1854 in London begin? What did the upper crust families believe would keep them safe from contracting the disease?

3

What other tragedies had Victorian Age Londoners gone through and survived as a people? What did most Londoners believe the source of the cholera epidemic in Soho to be?

4

What advancement did Dr. Thomas Latta make in the treatment of cholera? Why was his treatment ignored? What were some of the later-debunked treatments that were administered to sick and dying victims of cholera?

5

What is the chief difference...

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