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Documents that Changed the World podcasts: John Snow’s cholera map, 1854 | UW Today

Documents that Changed the World podcasts: John Snow’s cholera map, 1854 | UW Today

The 200th anniversary of John Snow’s birth on 15th March 2013 provides an occasion to celebrate Snow’s achievements -  best known for his work on cholera, for a famous map, and for organizing the removal of a pump handle on Broad Street on 8th September 1854.

The 200th anniversary of John Snow’s birth on 15th March 2013 provides an occasion to celebrate Snow’s achievements - best known for his work on cholera, for a famous map, and for organizing the removal of a pump handle on Broad Street on 8th September 1854.

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John Snow was one of the first epidemiologists in the 1800s. He mapped out the cases of the cholera outbreak in London to find the cause and recurrence by investigating the people infected.

John Snow was one of the first epidemiologists in the 1800s. He mapped out the cases of the cholera outbreak in London to find the cause and recurrence by investigating the people infected.

John Snow's map of cholera outbreaks from nineteenth century London changed how we saw a disease - and gave data journalists a model of how to work today

John Snow's map of cholera outbreaks from nineteenth century London changed how we saw a disease - and gave data journalists a model of how to work today

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Original map made by John Snow in 1854. Cholera cases are highlighted in black.

Original map made by John Snow in 1854. Cholera cases are highlighted in black.

Original map by John Snow showing the clusters of cholera cases in the London epidemic of 1854, drawn and lithographed by Charles Cheffins

Original map by John Snow showing the clusters of cholera cases in the London epidemic of 1854, drawn and lithographed by Charles Cheffins

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