Major deadly diseases plagued the Victorian Era, and without proper medical research and treatment these epidemics killed almost one-half of Europe’s population.

Epidemics speedily rose as the Industrial Revolution intensified due to the poor conditions the people had to work and live in.

Social classes also contributed majorly to the spread of diseases. Although the lower classes were mainly looked down upon in almost all aspects during this time, they were the focus to the spread of these illnesses.

Medics and scientists struggled to find cures for these sicknesses and only some found the causes for these deadly diseases.

Overall the epidemics were a major part of Victorian England's history by having put a major dent into Europe's population due to unknown medical knowledge and insanitary conditions affecting many people of a lower social status. And although the dieseases were a major burden during that era, it helped create the science of epidemiology and advance medical reasearch and the living conditions for many people.


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