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Title Investigating cholera in Broad Street : a history in documents / edited by Peter Vinten-Johansen
Imprint Peterborough, Ontario : Broadview Press, 2020
book jacket
1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 09-24-2020.
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Series The Broadview sources series
Broadview sources series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"This book features various accounts of a cholera outbreak in West London that killed over 500 people in 10 days during the late summer of 1854. What caused the outbreak? Local authorities of the time were flummoxed about the mode by which the disease had spread. What has become known as zthe Broad Street pump episodey is one of the most significant early examples of a team-oriented investigation into the cause of an epidemic--a hallmark of epidemiology and public health today. This collection includes documents from the five separate investigations into possible causes that were conducted. John Snow and Henry Whitehead made independent investigations. Inspectors from the General Board of Health and the Sewer Commission as well as a parish inquiry committee also scrutinized the outbreak. This volume traces competing notions of how this disease was communicated, starting with the first pandemic which reached England in 1831, and it documents how they developed over time."-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
Link Online version: Investigating cholera in Broad Street. Peterborough, Ontario : Broadview Press, 2020 1770487344 9781770487345 (OCoLC)1137375495
Subject Cholera -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Cholera. fast (OCoLC)fst00858405
England -- London. fast (OCoLC)fst01204271
1800-1899 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. fast (OCoLC)fst01423900
Alt Author Vinten-Johansen, Peter, editor
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