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The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump by Sandra Hempel
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Nov 02, 11

Read in November, 2011

Highly recommended. Fascinating account of John Snow's determination to discover the cause of cholera epedemics in London and the opposition that he encountered from the medical establishment of the day. Even respected figures like Florence Nightingale refused to accept his discovery that the disease was spread by bacteria in drinking water.
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