John Snow

John Snow
My office window looks out over the John Snow pub in Soho and recently our talented leader put a spot map up on the wall which John Snow had used to illustrate how cases of cholera were centred around the pump in Broadwick Street.

Snow’s study was a major event in the history of public health, and can be regarded as the founding event of the science of epidemiology.

A famous physician, who attended Queen Victoria, he was also widely recognised as a leading pioneer in the development of anaesthesia in Britain.

A fascinating tidbit of Soho history and an insight into a remarkable unsung British hero!


1 comment so far

  1. Toos Hofstede on


    I Am searching for some (big sizes) pictures of dr. Snow and/or the pump for an article I have written about beer and health. Can you help me finding these? Thank you very much.


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