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John Snow Introduction-Sandra Hempel

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Published on Apr 5, 2013

In the Seminar "Dr. John Snow Speaks From Beyond The Grave", Seminar Moderator: Michael J. McGuire of MJM Inc. SafeDrinkingWater.Wordpress.com introduced the following presentation.

John Snow: The Man
By - Sandra Hempel Medical Editor and Writer,
Author of "The Medical Detective: John Snow, Cholera and the Mystery of the Broad Street Pump" (Granta)
"The Inheritor's Powder" (Weidenfeld and Nicolson) will be published on 13th June 2013

On March 12, 2013, an eminent panel of speakers assembled online to talk about the historic importance and legacy of Dr. John Snow. March 15 was the 200th anniversary of Snow's birth. Dr. Snow is credited with being a leader in epidemiology and a giant in the development of the environmental health profession. In 1854, by dogged determination and scientific data gathering worthy of any modern day 'CSI', Snow tracked the source of a devastating outbreak of cholera in London UK to drinking water being taken from the now infamous public Broad Street well and pump. Snow physically removed the pump handle to prevent the water from killing more people. His pioneering scientific research proved that cholera was indeed a water born disease.

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