1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak: Difference between revisions

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Even though Simon understood Snow's theory, he questioned its relation to the cause of cholera.
 
==Investigation by JohnJon Snow==
[[File:Snow-cholera-map-1.jpg|thumb|350px|Original map by John Snow showing the [[Cluster (epidemiology)|clusters]] of cholera cases (indicated by stacked rectangles) in the London epidemic of 1854. The contaminated pump is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Cambridge Street (now Lexington Street), running into Little Windmill Street.]]
The Broad Street outbreak was an effect rather than a cause of the epidemic. Snow's conclusions were not predominantly based on the Broad Street outbreak, as he noted that he hesitated to come to a conclusion based on a population that had predominantly fled the neighborhood and redistributed itself. He feared throwing off results of the study.<ref>{{Cite book | last=Snow | first= John | author-link= John Snow | date=1855 | title= On the Mode of Communication of Cholera | place=London | publisher= John Churchill | url=http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/snowbook.html}}</ref>
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