The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world

Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2008, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, continually pushing the limits of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Snow; Henry Whitehead; John Snow; Henry Whitehead
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Johnson
ISBN: 9780141029368 0141029366
OCLC Number: 858601179
Notes: Originally published: Allen Lane, 2006.
Description: 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Steven Johnson.

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Tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes - anesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead - who  Read more...

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