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Dr. C.H. Collins

MA, DSc, FRCPath

Dr. Christopher Collins worked as a public health bacteriologist from 1946 to 1985. Since then he as continued his interests in communicable diseases associated with occupations. He was a member of several national and international working parties concerned with the safe handling of microorganisms. He is the author of several textbooks, one of which is now in its eight edition. In 1972 he was awarded an MBE for his work.

Title: Cholera and typhoid fever in Kent
Abstract: Kent was affected by all four of the cholera epidemics that spread through Britain between 1832 and 1866. The Isle of Sheppey (especially Sheerness), Tonbridge and Sandgate suffered most and there was a serious outbreak among hop-pickers in the East Farleigh district. Although typhoid fever was endemic in Britain in the 19th century Kent largely escaped escept for one serious outbreak.
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