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  John Snow (physician) Summary
John Snow (1813-1858) was a British physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene, and is often considered one of the fathers of epidemiology for his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, Westminster, England in 1854.
John Snow was born on March 15, 1813 in York, England.
Snow died unmarried on 16 June 1858, and was buried in Brompton Cemetery.
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 The John Snow Archive and Research Companion
In addition, Snow the practicing anesthetist is widely known for the inhalers he designed and for administering chloroform to Queen Victoria during the delivery of two of her children.
John Snow was the oldest child of a laboring–class family in York.
Snow's life and work are gateways into the social and intellectual history of medicine, particularly that of England during the early and middle years of the nineteenth century.
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 John Snow
The British physician John Snow (1813 - 1858) was a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene, and a pioneer of epidemiology.
Snow was a believer in the germ theory of cholera, as opposed to the then-dominant miasma theory.
Whether or not the story of the pump is true, the study was a major event in the history of public health, and can be regarded as the founding event of the science of epidemiology.
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 John Snow Facts
Dr John Snow (1813-1858) was a famous physician, widely recognised as a leading pioneer in the development of anaesthesia in Britain, as well as one of the founding fathers of epidemiology.
John Snow was born in York on 15 March 1813, the eldest son of a farmer.
John Snow was a vegetarian and a teetotaller who campaigned for temperance societies (though he drank a little wine in later life).
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 John Snow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
John Snow, a creative if unassuming London physician, achieved prominence in the mid-nineteenth century as an obstetrician who was among the first to use anesthesia.
Snow was able to prove his theory in 1854, when another severe epidemic of cholera occurred in London.
Snow was a skilled practitioner as well as an epidemiologist, and his creative use of the scientific information of his time is an appropriate example for those interested in disease prevention and control.
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 Links at BlinkBits. John Snow
John Snow was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 2, 1939, and graduated in 1962 from the University of Toledo......
John Snow was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 2, 1939, and studied at Kenyon College and the University of Toledo, from......
John Snow (1813-1858) was educated at a private school until, at the age of fourteen, he was apprenticed to a surgeon......
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 BBC - History - John Snow (1813 - 1858)
Snow was a British physician who is considered one of the founders of epidemiology for his work identifying the source of a cholera outbreak in 1854.
John Snow was born into a labourer's family on 15 March 1813 in York and at 14 was apprenticed to a surgeon.
Snow died of a stroke on 16 June 1858.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/snow_john.shtml   (336 words)

 John Snow directory - California-Recall.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Snow to the position on January 30, 2003 and he was sworn into office on February 3, 2003.
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 John Snow Society News - 2002
He gave one of the early 'Pump Handle Lectures' for the John Snow Society in 1994 and the book is the result of his further research into Snow's early life, incidentally correcting several of the inaccuracies recorded by Snow's first biographer, Richardson2 and perpetuated or compounded since Richardson in other accounts of Snow.
Snow, by contrast, chose to take the available examinations of the day and to ensure that he gained wide clinical experience as well as respected qualifications, and this was a step that gave more authority to his later controversial views.
Snow also benefited from a childhood and schooling in York, which was one of the most important cities of the time, undergoing major changes in trade, building and social structures.
www.johnsnowsociety.org /news/news2002.html   (1092 words)

 An Experimental Epidemic
He concluded that the physicians abd the students were infecting women with the material remaining on their hands after autopsies and other activities.
Snow suspected that water was a possible source of cholera even though the causative organism, Vibrio cholerae, was not identified until 1883 by Robert Koch.
Snow concluded that cholera was spread by people's drinking water from the Broad Street pump, water contaminated with raw sewage containing the cholera organism.
www2.hawaii.edu /~johnb/micro/m140/syllabus/week/handouts/m140.13.1.html   (1033 words)

 150-Year-Old Lessons of Physician John Snow Still Relevant Today
It was 150 years ago this September that a London physician named John Snow urged officials in his city to shut down a well-used water pump in the heart of the Soho district, a move that may have helped to hasten the end of a deadly cholera epidemic that had killed hundreds of people.
What Snow correctly suspected was that the water coming from that pump was carrying particles — or what he called “special animal poisons” — that caused the disease, an idea scoffed at by most of the medical community of that time, most of which believed that diseases were spread primarily through the air.
Titled “Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow,” the recently published book is what the authors call a “scientific biography” of the man who was a pioneering figure in the fields of epidemiology, anesthesiology, and medical geography.
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 John Snow - a historical giant in epidemiology
Snow in his book are presented for the mid-1850s in a contour map of London and its environs.
John Snow's life outside of London can be view in a map of England and Wales that comes from a rare edition of Colton's Atlas of the World, published for a short while in 1856.
John Snow was a founding member of one of the first professional societies devoted to epidemiology.
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 Dr. John Snow
He had planned to be a physician and, with that in mind, had served as apprentice to a physician in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Snow's investigation, plus his prior experience with cholera, quickly convinced him that polluted water from a well pump in Broad Street must be the source of the contagion.
John Snow is today considered to be the Father of Epidemiology.
www.physics.smu.edu /~pseudo/DrSnow   (1266 words)

 The Seattle Times: Books: "The Ghost Map": Solving medical mystery in 1850s London
The detectives are Dr. John Snow, a physician, and the Rev. Henry Whitehead, a young assistant curate at St. Luke's Church.
Snow had studied an earlier cholera outbreak, found its patient zero, and had amassed enough evidence to convince him that the disease was carried by water.
Partly it is the story of John Snow and amateur science in early Victorian Britain.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/books/2003312663_ghostmap22.html?syndication=rss   (727 words)

 Jon Snow - Moviefone
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 Region VIII Family Planning Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
John Snow, a creative London physician, achieved prominence in the mid-nineteenth century as an obstetrician who was among the first to use anesthesia.
The pamphlet caused no great stir, and Dr. Snow's argument was only one of many hopeful theories proposed during a time when cholera was causing great distress.
Dr. Snow was able to prove his theory in 1854, when another severe epidemic of cholera occurred in London.
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 OCR Document
Snow examined the appearance of the water from the well, which was not conclusive, but took from the general registry a list of the deaths from cholera in neighborhoods radiating from the well.
Snow urged the Board of Guardians of St. James parish, which owned the well and pump, to remove the handle of the pump on September 8th.
Snow undertook a study of the transmission of cholera among the people receiving piped water from the several water companies serving London, most of which took water from the Thames.
www.physics.harvard.edu /~wilson/arsenic/remediation/Okun.html   (4785 words)

 Medical Humanities Blog: Medical Humanities Bookworm
The writing is lively and informative, the pacing is excellent, and Johnson deftly weaves the narrative of John Snow, the physician and epidemiologist principally responsible for proving the waterborne nature of cholera.
John Snow's dogged scientific acumen, his engineering intelligence, and his general brilliance were certainly integral, but so to, argues Johnson, were the efforts of Reverend Henry Whitehead.
Snow's brilliance might not have helped usher in the germ theory of disease had he confined himself to a laboratory, without any actual knowledge or investigation of the local practices and customs that literally fed and cultivated the epidemic.
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 John Snow College : Dr John Snow - Durham University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The College takes its name from the nineteenth-century Yorkshire physician Dr John Snow, who is regarded by many as one of the greatest of all doctors - a world-leading pioneer in anaesthesia, epidemiology and public health, in addition to being Queen Victoria's obstetrician.
Many aspects of Dr Snow's work were based on thoughtful experimentation, bringing together different sciences in a way which anticipates modern medical research.
With the recent arrival of undergraduate medical education on the Queen's Campus here in Stockton, the choice of John Snow as the name for our new College is a fitting one.
www.dur.ac.uk /johnsnow.college/about/bio   (274 words)

 Apostles of cleanliness
John Snow, physician to Queen Victoria of England, was a staunch proponent of the germ theory who pinned down the cause of cholera.
While investigating a local cholera epidemic in London in 1854, Snow deduced that all the cases could be traced to a single contaminated well.
Although this was one of the first epidemiological studies, and Snow isolated what would eventually be proven to be the causative bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, Chadwick and other anticontagionists remained convinced that it was the befouled water and not a microorganism that was at fault.
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Snow was the eldest son of a farmer.
Snow was also well known as one of Queen Victoria's physicians and as having introduced and improved anaesthetizing agents like ether and chloroform in England.
America's most famous and influential conservationist, John Muir was the founder of the Sierra Club and a major influence on conservation policy in the U.S. His family came to America when he was 11 and settled in Wisconsin.
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 No. 1490: Germs
That made no particular sense until Snow realized that the cesspool of a tenement occupied by a cholera patient was next to the well.
Snow's report soon led people to see that cholera was not caused by noxious gases, but by what was now called fecalized water.
For a fascinating fictionalized account of John Snow and the Broad Street Well, see: Taylor, L. The Drummer was the First to Die.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1490.htm   (552 words)

 John Snow was born in 1813   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Today, there is a replica of the pump near Broad and Cambridge Streets, along with a commemorative plaque marking Snow’s significance as a pioneering example of medical research in the service of public health.
A pub named after Snow is located near the site of the original Broad Street pump.
A John Snow Society exists to honor the physician and epidemiologist.
www.ph.ucla.edu /epi/snow/box1cricketarticle.htm   (133 words)

 ACSH > Health Issues >
The miasmatic theory of disease lost favor in 1854, when British physician John Snow, considering an epidemic of cholera that had caused 500 diarrheal deaths in London's Broad Street area, concluded that water delivered from the Thames River to the communal pump on Broad Street was the source of the disease agent.
Snow did not have proof of the cause-and-effect relationship he proposed.
According to Koch, to prove that a particular bacterium causes a particular disease, one had to determine that the indicted bacterium was present in every case of the disease in question, was absent from individuals with any other disease, and caused the same disease if transmitted to other individuals.
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