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147 issues gave rise to heated debate in the town council, for public which in 1887 conducted an inquiry into issues including poor health policies remained to be regarded as a matter of private housing conditions of the working classes, but it would take initiative for a long time. Dr Lambert van Kleef, physician- very long before progress was made in this area. director of the Calvariënberg hospital had to use his authority several times at the end of the nineteenth century to convince the town council to take appropriate sanitation measures when another epidemic threatened. Gradually matters improved. The sewage system was extended, running water was installed (1887) and food and beverages had to be approved from 1888 onwards. Dr Fouquet gained national fame for his statements in front of the committee of inquiry of the National Assembly,


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