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  1. John Snow, (born March 15, 1813, York, Yorkshire, England—died June 16, 1858, London), English physician known for his seminal studies of cholera and widely viewed as the father of contemporary epidemiology.

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  2. Mar 14, 2017 · John Snow, known as the father of epidemiology, was born on March 15, 1813. This week, we honor the birthday of the first true disease detective. The Story of the Broad Street Pump London, 1854: A cramped Soho neighborhood teems with people and animals living in cramped and dirty quarters. A deadly outbreak of cholera is spreading.

  3. John Snow in 1847 published a book on the use of ether as an anesthetic agent in surgical operations. While his fame in anesthesiology derived from his extensive work with chloroform, he also was a pioneer in the use of ether. BROAD STREET PUMP OUTBREAK A well-written summary of the 1854 cholera outbreak in the Soho neighborhood of London.

  4. Oct 1, 2015 · John Snow (shown below) was a physician in London who spent several decades studying cholera in a systematic way. He is most often credited with solving an outbreak of cholera that occurred in London in 1854 (the outbreak is described below), but his studies of cholera were much more extensive than that.

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    Born in 1813, Snow was inquisitive from the start. Or, as biographer Benjamin Ward Richardson would later put it, he was “very reserved and peculiar—a clever man at bottom perchance, but not easy to be understood and very peculiar.” Still, his mother insisted that he do something with his intellect, and at age 14 Snow began a medical apprenticeship...

    They called it the blue death. As dehydration racked the body, blood would begin to thicken in patients’ veins; starved of oxygen, their skin would turn a sickly shade of blue. Cholera could hit hard and work fast; in severe cases apparently healthy Londoners would drop in the middle of the street and were often dead by the end of the day. Today ch...

    The story of the Broad Street pump is famously associated with Snow, and it appears in every account of his life. Yet Snow’s story is not that of a man single-handedly ending an epidemic in one glorious act of gritty detective work; it is the story of a doctor’s pursuit of answers over the course of years. Scattered reports of a strange smell at th...

    Snow first published his thoughts on the disease in 1849 in “On the Mode of Communication of Cholera,” though he was reluctant to make any definitive claims about cholera’s spread without sufficient proof; such was Snow’s way in everything he published. He studied two cholera outbreaks in the London area and in both cases traced the contaminated wa...

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    Snow set up his practice at 54 Frith Street in Soho as a surgeon and general practitioner. John Snow contributed to a wide range of medical concerns including anaesthesiology. He was a member of the Westminster Medical Society, an organisation dedicated to clinical and scientific demonstrations.

  6. Aug 18, 2010 · This led me to the history of cholera and John Snow. Snow is credited with the discovery that cholera is transmitted through sewage-tainted water. His map of London's Soho region is often ...

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