[Epub] The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump By Sandra Hempel – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk


  • Hardcover
  • 331 pages
  • The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump
  • Sandra Hempel
  • English
  • 08 August 2017
  • 0520250494

10 thoughts on “The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump

  1. says:

    Should you by any chance travel back to the first half of the 19th Century, you should kill any doctors you meet on sight Trust me, you ll save tens of thousands of lives by so doing.


  2. says:

    The interest of humanity were best advanced by the universal practice of humanityPioneering Figure of Epidemiology and Anesthesia if your doctor has not heard of this man.be waryA lonerA shy reclusive manA vegetarianAn avoid er of alcohol QuietObservant Avid believer and follower in helping his fellow human being regardless of class and or situation.John Snow was all of these and was considered to be the weirdo of the Victorian Era.Respected for sure but considered odd by his felloThe interest of humanity were best advanced by the universal practice of humanityPioneering Figure of Epidemiology and Anesthesia if your doctor has not heard of this man.be waryA lonerA shy reclusive manA vegetarianAn avoid er of alcohol QuietObservant Avid believer and follower in helping his fellow human being regardless of class and or situation.John Snow was all of these and was considered to be the weirdo of the Victorian ...


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    Every so often I leave the world of fiction and delve in to other subjects Historical discoveries, usually those that have a direct impact on us particularly appeal to me and this title stood out Now as the cover explains it follows the events that afflicted London and the country during the 19th century due to successive Cholera out breaks and the pioneering work done by one man John Snow no idea if this was the basic of the fictional character or not The book covers the events that surroun Every so often I leave the world of fiction and delve in to other subjects Historical discoveries, usually those that have a direct impact on us particularly appeal to me and this title stood out Now as the cover explains it follows the events that afflicted London and the country during the 19th century due to successive Cholera out breaks and the pioneering work done by one man John Snow no idea if this was the basic of the fictional character or not The book covers the events that surrounded the various out breaks and work that was conducted not just by Mr Snow but by all the various people who became instrumental is finally putting the stop to them Both heroic and infamous these stories play out across an over crowded and disgusting unhygienic London rife with inequality and depreciation As the author Sandra Hempel says it was only a few short years after Charles Dickens had published his seminal critic of the system Oliver Twist that child...


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    I was bought this book as a gift a decade or so ago, and did try reading it back then, but didn t get very far with it as I wasn t reading as much back then I m very glad I dug it back out from my TBR pile, however.The author tells the tale of Dr John Snow s clever deductions about an outbreak of cholera in the Soho slums of 1800s London It s a tale with which I was pretty familiar with the central tenets of, from my own microbiology background, but Hempel adds a lotto the story and puts I was bought this book as a gift a decade or so ago, and did try reading it back then, but didn t get very far with it as I wasn t reading as much back then I m very glad I dug it back out from my T...


  5. says:

    In a horrifying slideshow of medical treatments that will make anyone glad to have been born within the last century, Sandra Hempel scours the records of Britain s repeated brushes with asiatic cholera in the mid 1800s, eventually focusing on the story of humble physician and vegetarian hero John Snow Roundly derided by the miasmatists who embraced popular medical theories of the day, Snow discovered and attempted to prove, through careful epidemiological mapping and interviews with victims In a horrifying slideshow of medical treatments that will make anyone glad to have been born within the last century, Sandra Hempel scours the records of Britain s repeated brushes with asiatic cholera in the mid 1800s, eventually focusing on the story of humble physician and vegetarian hero John Snow Roundly derided by the miasmatists who embraced popular medical theories of the day, Snow discovered and attempted to prove, through careful epidemiological mapping and interviews with victims families, that cholera was being spread through tainted water supplies Personally, I ve always had a soft spot in my heart for popular writing, fact or fiction, about plagues and epidemics It has all the suspense of a good murder mystery without anything so petty as a motive At times The Strange Case is packed with too many irrelevant facts one gets the sense that Hempel wanted no bit of research she did to go unshared but some of these random asides are fasci...


  6. says:

    A riveting true story that reads as easily as good fiction Sandra Hempel tells the story of John Snow and his discovering the route by which cholera is spread Well researched and told via a great plot, this is a truly enjoyable a...


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    The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump describes the waves of cholera that spread across the world from 1817 to 1866, what was done to treat it, and what was discovered about it While many people and places were mentioned, we learned the most about John Snow since he made the greatest discovery about how cholera was spread a...


  8. says:

    Absolutely brilliant I had heard of the broad street pump episode and the map John Snow used and I was unmoved a fun and dramatic story which does not illustrate the genius of John Snow and even encourages people into misleading texas sharp shooter type investigations After reading this book, John Snow is my hero His best piece of work was the collection of data on water sources among cholera victims which he used to determine whether this exposure was associated with greater risk of illnes Absolutely brilliant I had heard of the broad street pump episode and the map John Snow used and I was unmoved a fun and dramatic story which does not illustrate the genius of John Snow and even encourages people into misleading texas sharp shooter type investigations After reading this book, John Snow is my hero His best piece of work was the collection of data on water sources among cholera victims which he used to determine whether this exposure was associated wi...


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    Alternative title for this book The Medical Detective John Snow, Cholera And The Mystery Of The Broad Street Pump.I really enjoyed this book It goes beyond it s title it s not just about Broad Street but also the history of cholera s travels around the world, the beginning of anaesthesiology and epidemiology, the London drinking water system and orphanages Most surprising person mentioned Elizabeth Gaskell Sandra Hempel manages to show the works of Dr John Snow in a clear manner Snow wa Alternative title for this book The Medical Detective John Snow, Cholera And The Mystery Of The Broad Street Pump.I really enjoyed this book It goes beyond it s title it s not just about Broad Street but also the history of cholera s travels around the world, the beginning of anaesthesiology and epidemiology, the London drinking water system and orphanages Most surprising person mentioned Elizabeth Gaskell Sandra Hempel manages to show the works of Dr John Snow in a clear manner Snow was a quiet man, who despite his many great works, c...


  10. says:

    I discovered this book while reading On the Map A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, where it was referenced because of the map John Snow made of cases of cholera in London in 1854 They were concentrated around a particular public water pump Snow was convinced that cholera was disseminated through dirty water, but most physicians believed it was bad air He was fi...


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The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump In 1831, An Unknown, Horrifying, And Deadly Disease From Asia Swept Across Continental Europe And North America, Killing Millions And Throwing The Medical Profession Into Confusion A Killer With Little Respect For Class Or Wealth, Cholera Ravaged The Squalid Streets Of Soho And Rocked The Great Centers Of Victorian Power In This Gripping Book, Sandra Hempel Tells The Story Of John Snow, A Reclusive Doctor Without Money Or Social Position, Who Alone And Unrecognized Had The Genius To Look Beyond The Conventional Wisdom Of His Day And Uncover The Truth Behind The Pandemic She Describes How Snow Discovered That Cholera Was Spread Through Drinking Water And How This Subsequently Laid The Foundations For The Modern, Scientific Investigation Of Today S Fatal Plagues.A Dramatic Account With A Colorful Cast Of Characters, The Strange Case Of The Broad Street Pump Features Diversions Into Fascinating Facets Of Medical And Social History, Such As Snow S Tending Of Queen Victoria In Childbirth, Dutch Microbiologist Leeuwenhoek S Deliberate Breeding Of Lice In His Socks, Dickensian Children S Farms, And Riotous Nineteenth Century Anesthesia Parties An Afterword Discusses The New Threat Of Infectious Diseases Including Malaria, Yellow Fever, And Cholera With Today S Global Warming Copub Granta


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