Medical Detective: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera

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In 1831, an unknown, horrifying and deadly disease from Asia swept across Continental Europe, killing millions in its path, and throwing the medical profession into confusion. Cholera is a killer with little respect for class or wealth, and when it arrived in Britain, its repercussions rocked Victorian England, from the filthy lanes of the Sunderland quayside and the squalid streets of Soho to the great centres of power: the Privy Council, Whitehall and the Royal Medical Colleges. One man - alone and unrecognised - ...

Medical Detective: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera 2006, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862078420

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