The Ghost Map
The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
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The story of the London Broad Street cholera epidemic of 1854, a deadly outbreak that decimated London's population in eight days, and two heroic figures: Reverend Henry Whitehead and Dr. John Snow, whose combined efforts in mapping the disease solved the mystery of how cholera spreads and create... Read More »
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.
A massive cholera epidemic rages in London. The how, why, and cultural history of it are explored in this fascinating read.
2010 Everybody Reads
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