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During the Qajar era, most cities, including Esfahan, suffered poor hygiene conditions due to an overall lack of hygiene facilities. Esfahan was a big city that faced a shortage of hospitals, pharmacies and physicians, and this meant that large numbers of people would die as a result of outbreaks of communicable diseases. The new government, therefore, began a series of actions with the purpose of promoting hygiene in the city, including establishment of new hospitals, systematizing pharmacies and physicians, mass vaccinations, improvements in the hygiene condition of public places such as bathhouses, eateries, inns and slaughterhouses. For the most part, such measures resulted in a growth of population during those years. The present paper aimed to shed light on the hygiene conditions prevalent in the city of Esfahan during the first Pahlavi period by using historic documents, newspapers and other sources available. It employed a library research method along with comparison and analysis of existing sources, original ones in particular. To this end, the required data was initially collected and then organized and analyzed, and this historical research was ultimately structured based on the inferred results.
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Accepted: 2013/08/21 | Published: 2017/09/27

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