A young girl is very ill but her family are too afraid to ask anyone for help in case she is taken away and doesn't return - like all the others. Meanwhile, Dr Henry Gaulter has begun to plot cholera outbreaks on a map and begins to believe there is a link between poverty and cholera.
Students could discuss the reasons why disease spread so quickly (for example poor quality housing). Students could also write up a 'wish list' - noting ideal changes they would like to have made at the time after learning of Dr Henry Gaulter's findings. They could also list other examples of major epidemics and outbreaks and discuss how they impacted the British population.