English statistician William Farr distinguished 'healthy districts' – usually rural areas – from unhealthy places such as big cities. These were seen as overcrowded and filthy, an impression reinforced by images such as this engraving of a slum district in London in 1872.
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Museum of London
Lithograph after an illustration by Gustave Dore
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