What were the most common diseases in the 1800s?
Disease. In the 1800s, disease affected Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike. There was no immunity, and few medical remedies against imported diseases such as tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, chickenpox, cholera, whooping cough and influenza, among others.
What were common diseases in the 1700s?
Diseases such as smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia, influenza, rickets, and fevers caused many deaths in children and adults.
What was the worst disease in the 1800s?
In the 1700s-1800s, dysentery was a disease causing many deaths. In fact, in some areas in Sweden 90 percent of all deaths were due to dysentery during the worst outbreaks.
What were hospitals like in the 18th century?
Voluntary HospitalsWith the growth of associational charities in the eighteenth century, several hospitals were founded by philanthropic men who wished to ameliorate the lives of the poor, contribute to the increasing population and prosperity of the nation, and improve their own social position.