About this book
Subtitled, "John Snow & The Mystery Of Cholera". A social history of the time, this is full of colourful characters and dramatic stories drawn from medical, personal, and political records. 'Ripping yarns from the dawn of proper medicine' "Guardian"
In 1831, Cholera swept from Asia across Continental Europe, killing millions and throwing the medical profession into confusion. John Snow worked out that cholera spreads through drinking water. Drawing on 19th century medical, political and personal records, this book presents various diversions into aspects of medical and social history.