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Well-written story about how John Snow applied descriptive graphics to the London cholera epidemic of 1854.
I would highly recommend this book especially to those in the health field who are interested in reading something enjoyable and educational, and in history.
Second, the book does not seem to contain much original material, but it feels more like a long summary of work done by others.
I loved this book. It kept my attention and was very detailed in the information about the cholera epidemic. Very interesting!!Published 3 days ago by Laura
The first 2/3 of the book was an interesting story of figuring out the cause of cholera. The final 1/3 though, wandered through philosophy about cities, terrorism, and .....Published 7 days ago by Charlie
Great book for students starting their public health degree it gives a sense of hope for the future even though it has looked bleak latelyPublished 9 days ago by Taylor Alexander Lenzmeier
With the current Ebola scare, not to mention dozens of flu outbreaks in recent years, it seems like an appropriate time to turn to one of the fastest and deadliest (per capita)... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Irishgal
I'm going to echo the complaint of other reviewers. The books is well researched and a fast read. However, the maps so vital to Snow's argument and to revolutionizing epidemiology... Read morePublished 23 days ago by J. Kelley
Cholera is a nearly extinct disease now, so it's hard to imagine how deadly and scary it was in the 1850's. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ruth A Lincoln
Brilliant book! Fantastic look at the scientifitc method, the power of thinking outside the box, and the evoltion of pathology. Couldn't put it down!Published 1 month ago by mic2536