The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world /

An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city. More than two mi...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Johnson, Steven, 1968-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Riverhead Books, [2006]
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Monday, August 28 : the night-soil men
  • Saturday, September 2 : eyes sunk, lips dark blue
  • Sunday, September 3 : the investigator
  • Monday, September 4 : that is to say, Jo has not yet died
  • Tuesday, September 5 : all smell is disease
  • Wednesday, September 6 : building the case
  • Friday, September 8 : the pump handle
  • Conclusion : the ghost map
  • Epilogue : Broad Street revisited.