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Hover over the text in the cartoon above to read a transcription

Activities
  1. Study the source carefully. What message is the cartoonist trying to get across?
  2. Now explain three reasons why you think this
  3. In the 1800s the residents of Gateshead and Newcastle got their water supply from the river Tyne. Unfortunately, they did not know that cholera was spread from infected water. Using the above source, what can you infer about the causes of the spread of cholera in Gateshead in 1830-1831?