Sir Joseph Bazalgette, CB, British civil engineer, 1877.Artist: Lock & Whitfield
Sir Joseph Bazalgette, CB, British civil engineer, 1877. Bazalgette's major achievements were in the field of public health engineering. He designed the London sewerage system, completed in 1875, which greatly reduced the pollution of the Thames and dramatically improved the public health of the city. He designed the Thames Embankment to accommodate the sewer as well as providing a thoroughfare along the river. From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (London, 1876-1883).
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