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Public Health Issues Arising From Boston Streetcars

-Describe the development industry in Boston after the advent of streetcar lines.
-What sort(s) of public health problems were recognized and made the object of public intervention in Boston and its surrounding towns? What approaches were taken to deal with these public health issues in the mid-nineteenth century or early twentieth, i.e. the period when street railway lines were introduced? You can cite a city in or near your reference community, if pertinent or your home town.
-What was public transit like before streetcars in Boston or a city you know that ultimately had streetcars.

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Boston had a network of horse-drawn lines (horsecars) which employed some eight thousand animals. They had disadvantages, which welcome the street car. First, the horses had to be fed and to be cared for. In addition, the cars moved slowly and presented problems to get them over steep grades. Horse died from being overworked and epidemics of bovine fever. These issues often shutdown services. The rise in tuberculosis was contributed to dry air-borne ...

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A description of the development industry in Boston after the advent of streetcar lines. Discussion of public health problems and approaches taken to deal with these public health issues. Review of streetcar effect.

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