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A great telling of the story of Dr. John Snow and the source of one of the London cholera outbreaks.
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.
I abandoned Ghost Map 30 pages before the end (yes, the conclusion and epilogues were really that bad), and I still felt I'd read 30 pages too many.
The story of the 1854 cholera outbreak is told through history and a bit of mystery as several players attempt to identify the cause. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Nicole Spencer
Only about the first half of the book is stictly about the cholera epidemic and the work of Snow and Whitehead. If I were just rating that, I'd give it five stars. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Grandma Books
I spent most of my professional life worrying about public health in developing countries, so perhaps I am unduly biased in favor of this brilliant book! Read morePublished 9 days ago by Richard Middleton
Ghost Map is the riveting and similarly terrifying story of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. Steven Johnson unleashes a surprisingly interesting account of one of the worst... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jonathan Weller
This book is a fantastic review of the events that changed the way the world viewed epidemics and illness. Read morePublished 22 days ago by JERob