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ulnerable and pitiful citizens, far less deadly. Littlejohn died 100 years ago last month, but as a new book of his life shows, the changes he instigated transformed and saved lives for years after he was gone. Under his guidance, the filth and stink that enabled diseases like cholera to flourish, were finally defeated. Despite his achievements in making Edinburgh a safer place, there is little evidence in the Air Force One Blue
"Indeed for many, disease and destitution were a distressing but seemingly unavoidable way of life, the risk of dying from a bug or virus which thrived in the unsanitary conditions in which they lived smallpox, pneumonia, cholera all part of their lotHe helped create a new, far cleaner Capital thanks to his meticulous and forensic study of Edinburgh's filthy water systems, drains, waste management. He even cast his expert eye over pollution, food hygiene, cemeteries, disease control and treatment. It meant his vision for a more sanitary city undoubtedly helped save hundreds from disease and despair. Born in Leith Street in 1891, Henry Duncan Littlejohn's father was a baker with a well heeled client base in the New Town. Today, the ovens he used still exist inside what is now a bridal shop. He went to the Royal High School and studied medicine at Edinburgh University before embarking on a career in which he juggled several key positions with vastly different remits all at the same time. His role as police surgeon Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low
form of tributes to his work. There are no statues in his honour, even though his obituary in the British Medical Journal described him as "one of Edinburgh's and Scotland's great men". The Scotsman's tribute was equally glowing: "Sir Henry Littlejohn was a unique personality. There was nothing commonplace about him. To his poorer fellow citizens, ever a sympathetic listener, ever ready to help them in their distress.
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The Sherlock Holmes creator is said to have used elements of Littlejohn's character and style for his detective stories. But it was his post as Medical Officer for Health of Edinburgh that helped improve life for thousands of fellow citizens. He was appointed in 1862 and quickly set about completing the momentous challenge of inspecting Edinburgh's sanitation and compiling his findings in a massive document. It was at a time when city chiefs feared the possibility of another cholera outbreak the most recent in 1854 had claimed several lives within hours of infection. Littlejohn, a founder father of the Sick Kids' hospital, set about analysing the connections between poor sanitation, crowded tenements and shared facilities with ill health and disease. He shone a light on to work related illnesses and food hygiene and even questioned how the city disposed of its dead by visiting graveyards at night and using a stick to Black Air Force 1 On Feet
for Edinburgh and Medical Advisor to the Crown in Scotland meant he was often called upon to give evidence at some of the country's most shocking and gruesome murder and suicide cases.
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