Encyclopedia o f Chicago
Interpretive Digital Essay : The Plan of Chicago
The Plan of Chicago
Chicago in 1909
Planning Before the Plan
Antecedents and Inspirations
The City the Planners Saw
The Plan of Chicago
The Plan Comes Together
Creating the Plan
Reading the Plan
A Living Document
Mortality of Chicago, 1844-1920
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New understandings of disease in the early twentieth century led Chicago health officials to implement more effective preventive measures which, in turn, helped to dramatically decrease the mortality rate for many nineteenth-century killers.