Cholera, Chloroform and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 019513544X | 2003-04-23 | PDF | 454 pages | 5076 kb
The product of six years of collaborative research, this fine biography offers new interpretations of a pioneering figure in anesthesiology, epidemiology, medical cartography, and public health. It modifies the conventional rags to riches portrait of John Snow by synthesizing fresh information about his early life from archival research and recent studies. It explores the intellectual roots of his commitments to vegetarianism, temperance, and pure drinking water, first developed when he was a medical apprentice and assistant in the north of England.