Printed cholera notice issued by the Secretary of St Katharine Dock Company, 1832. Museum of London.
This notice, dated July 20th 1832, was composed by the Secretary of St Katharine Dock Company, John Hall. Hall and his managers issued regulatory notices that were posted at the dock gates to help protect employees and better regulate the workings of the London Docks. The Docks were the entry point for many tropical diseases to the UK, being brought back from other nations by trade and military ships. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was opened in 1899 at the Albert Dock hospital.