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When Cities Were Cesspools of Disease | Nat Geo Explores ctm magazine

Cities of the 19th century were breeding grounds for disease. Find out how poor living conditions played a role and how the discovery of the germ led to public health reforms still seen today.
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  • National Geographic on May 26, 2020

    During the 19th century, tuberculosis killed one in seven people in the United States and Europe. What are your thoughts on these living conditions and the impact it has on the health of people during this time?

  • DigitalXrisXross on May 26, 2020

    2020 : hold my beer 🍺

  • John Stewart on May 26, 2020

    I don’t see that a heck of a lot has changed…it’s just out of sight.

  • Laura Legends on May 27, 2020

    Can we please take a moment at 3:19 to give props to that little goat pulling the cart?

  • TheDon on May 27, 2020

    Danny Thomas: YES. Marlo: NO.

  • Scribe13 on May 27, 2020

    They still are

  • A A Q on May 28, 2020

    I have a book called, "The Good Old Days – They Were Terrible!" It talks all about how harsh life was between the years of 1865 and 1918. Anyone who complains about today should read it.

  • Captain Nemo on May 28, 2020

    Cesspools are JEHOVA WITNESSES and MASONS

  • HindsightPOV on May 29, 2020

    To think your germ phobia was bad enough before watching this video. 🤢

  • Integra Gemi on May 29, 2020

    And tuberculosis kill 1.8 millons per year, more than coronafake gonna get in all their fake existance. Well done trump for end Vile OMS.

  • dansza on May 30, 2020

    Cities are cesspools today just hidden and covered over by billionaires still destroying us

  • ༒Sujal Kohli༒ on May 31, 2020

    But now COVID 19

  • Transition21 on June 2, 2020

    "progress" = making a mess, then cleaning up your room.

  • Spencer Tan Beach Boy on June 4, 2020

    I believe depending how fit you are.

    What you eat where you stay!!!

  • GL0UDZ on June 7, 2020


  • g g on June 23, 2020

    Cesspools are still here, look at Chicago!

  • Isahn Joseph on July 3, 2020

    Idk why british english is so difficult to understand 😣😖

  • Augford P. Doggie on July 30, 2020

    dangerous diseases, but no lockdowns

  • А вот и лето прошло, Словно и не бывало!

  • Otrixz on December 15, 2020


  • Dakoots on January 28, 2021

    love it

  • Dakoots on January 28, 2021


  • oisin mullen on February 22, 2021

    ANYONE IN MY History class

  • OctoReality on March 3, 2021

    Imagine living

  • Min Boogie on June 11, 2021

    All cities always were and will be….

  • Shawn Pitman on October 27, 2021

    They still are cesspools.

  • Rüo Azquara on November 8, 2021

    When did they stop ?

  • Jay Lovell on November 10, 2021

    They still are cesspools

  • Sean Wattles on November 23, 2021

    What do you mean "when" cities were cesspools? Try something hard like, show me a time when there was a city that wasn't a cesspool.

  • paveoelcamino on December 9, 2021

    it's an incredible video! you're the best, i love u <333

  • James Duncan on December 14, 2021

    Thank you for providing these videos. I use them often in my social studies classes.

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