Typhoid Rattles Victorian England
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 929 , Segment 1
Episode: Typhoid Fever, Olympic Climbing
- Mar 25, 2021 7:00 pm
- 33:27 mins
Typhoid was referred to as “the filth disease” in Victorian England and commonly thought to be a disease of the poor. But after the crown prince and the children of typhoid doctors caught it, the rich no longer felt safe. Finding the cause led to a rise in detective work in many fields. Guest: Jacob Steere-Williams, Associate Professor of History at the College of Charleston and author of "The Filth Disease: Typhoid Fever and Practices of Epidemiology in Victorian England"