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Population growth between 1830 and 1930 was largely due to medical factors. Source based History paper.

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History Credit Paper- 2003 4. The evidence in the sources to support the views that medical factors were a cause of population growth are: Source A it doesn't say anything about the medical factors that effected the population growth but it does say it was due to cleanliness which is a medical factor, around this time they started to notice that if you were clean disease and germs would not spread as easy. In Source B it says that the population growth was due to people not being over worked and also malnutrition and serious diseases where less common. I know that at this time women and young girls where starting to take more care because protection during sex was being introduced at this time. Women were also getting taken care of after birth so fewer women would die from blood loss or infections. I also know that the overworking was stopped because a knew law was introduced which stated that know women where to work and also boys over the age of 12 were not to work and were meant to attend school up until then. ...read more.

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I know at this time they were introducing new coal mining laws which stated that no women were to work in the coal mines and also any boys under the age of 12 were to go to a school. This saved a lot of children, there were less children dying of the coal mines collapsing and also disease around the coal mines. So I know this fact to be a true factor. Source C says that the population was increasing because of the better urban environment which means that the houses where a lot cleaner and also things where a lot more looked after than they were before. The rest of the source talks about the doctors and nurses and the clean water. Over all, as you can see there is more evidence to support the view that medical factors did have an effect on the population. 5. I agree fully that the population growth between 1830 and 1930 was largely due to medical factors. I would say this because in all the sources I have looked at so far it always has some sore of medical factor in it. ...read more.

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From my own knowledge I know that less disease in childhood was being battled by the medical profession because they wanted children to live a lot longer than they were living. One of the causes of children living longer was due to them not working in coal mines and also being better educated. I know that diseases such as cholera were trying to be cured at this time and cholera was discovered to be caused by the bad water supply and sewage system so I know I can trust this source. Doctors, nurses and midwives were being more noticed in the work class community because better medical care was being give to them, also the attitude of doctors had changed they were more sympathetic towards diseased patients. Looking at the evidence I have given you can see that a lot of medical factors helped the population grow. Even the things that were not medical factors where either found due to medical factors or healed due to medical factors. So I am going to stick with my statement at the beginning and say that I fully agree at the medical factors had an effect on the population growth. ...read more.

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