John Snow blue plaque in London

Dr John Snow
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.

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