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Sir John Simon, (10 October 1816 – 23 July 1904) health reformer and chief medical officer

Sir John was a surgeon and public health reformer whose work to improve the hygiene of city life helped establish modern standards of public health service.  In an article for the South London Press, FoBLC historian Mike Guilfoyle has written about his story and its relevance to our current Covid crisis, you can read it here.   

Lithograph of John Simon by Charles Baugniet (1848)