Author Sandra Hempel Shares History of Cholera Investigator John Snow

Aug 1, 2018

Sandra Hempel, author of The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump joins Will Evans to discuss the myth and legacy of John Snow, the British doctor who discovered that cholera is a waterborne disease.

Source Water is life
Contaminated water can be death

It was the best of times
and it was the worst of times
Cholera landed in England

In the 1850’s John Snow,
the forefather of medical epidemiology,
pioneered the research informing us
cholera is a waterborne disease

Credit The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump