Sir John Simon

October 10th

  • English pathologist, whose sanitary reforms led to modern standards of public health.
  • He recognized that outside and home employment of mothers is a factor in infant mortality in 1856 he stated that “infants perish under the neglect and mismanagement that their mothers’ occupation implies.
  • Simon described the improvements in English Sanitary Institutions, 1890. He was knighted in 1887.

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