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Author Johnson, Steven
Title The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic-- and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world / Steven Johnson
Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, c2007
book jacket
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 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  614.514 J6375 2007    AVAILABLE  -  30500101424110
Edition 1st Riverhead trade paperback edition
Descript xviii, 299, [2] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note 1st Riverhead hardcover edition: 2006
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-290) and index
A chronicle of Victorian London's worst cholera outbreak traces the day-by-day efforts of Dr. John Snow, who put his own life on the line in his efforts to prove his previously dismissed contagion theory about how the epidemic was spreading
Preface -- Monday, August 28 : the night-soil men -- Saturday, September 2 : eyes sunk, lips dark blue -- Sunday, September 3 : the investigator -- Monday, September 4 : that is to say, Jo has not yet died -- Tuesday, September 5 : all smell is disease -- Wednesday, September 6 : building the case -- Friday, September 8 : the pump handle -- Conclusion : the ghost map -- Epilogue : Broad Street revisited -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix : notes on further reading -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject Cholera -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century
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