John Snow blue plaque in London

Dr John Snow
(1813-1858)
Founding father of Epidemiology.
In 1854 his research linked
deaths to the water pump
near this site and thus
determined that cholera is
a water borne disease

John Snow (15 March 1813 – 16 June 1858) was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854.

Source: dbpedia

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