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The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera

 
 
 
 
The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera
Author: Sandra Hempel
ISBN 13: 9780520250499
ISBN 10: 520250494
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 331
List Price: $44.95
 
 

"Meticulously researched and with a sophisticated approach to history, this is also an exciting and compelling story. After reading it, I dreamt about being lost and scared at night in the filthy lanes of Victorian London."—Andrew Cunningham, Senior Research Fellow in History of Medicine, University of Cambridge

"This book is one of those rare gems that thrills like fiction but is based on fact. It tells of the clear thought and quiet endeavour of a man who, without seeking honour or fame, persisted in overcoming prejudice and separating fact from fancy. john Snow discovered the way in which epidemic cholera was caught and nearly always killed us. By doing so he not only told the world how to prevent it, he laid the basis for the the prevention of all the world's medical ills—the science of epidemiology."—Dr. Mike Smith, Former NHS Director of Public Health (UK), and current 'resident' GP for Channel 5 News.

"This vivid book about the victories of science over ignorance provides insight as we head towards the next epidemic."—Dr. Paul Volberding, Director of the Center for AIDS Research, University of California, San Francisco