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    RiveroftheWest

    Alas, it took until the early 19th century for clean public water supplies to be standard in European cities.  London, Rome, Paris, Prague...they were all filthy, with sewage in the gutters and on the streets, contaminated water, and periodic epidemics of water-borne diseases like typhus, cholera, and dysentery.  I mean, even Versailles, the visible sign of French royal power, was designed without a sewage system or water closets, and that was the 17th century.

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    by Ellid on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 07:48:58 AM PST

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