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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Urban Health and Disease

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Which of the following was NOT a reason for the rapid spread of diseases and epidemics in the urban areas in the Gilded Age?

A

Overcrowding of poor people in tenements.

B

Presence of disease-bearing mice, rats, flies, and other vermin in the slums.

C

Poor air quality due to the rapid popularity of the car.

D

Lack of widespread sanitation and facilities for daily washing and cleanliness.

E

Lack of readily available inexpensive medical facilities.