The John Snow and the Soho Cholera district 17/09/2015


Thursday September 17th 6:40 – 8:40 p.m.

The John Snow Pub takes its name from Doctor John Snow whose famous “dot map” of 1854 plotted the deaths of scores of Soho cholera victims, tracing their activities to the stand pipe that gave them their drinking water. Snow famously snapped the handle off the stand pipe, and when the deaths stopped abruptly he proved that cholera was spread in water, and not as previously assumed, by miasma in the air.

Meet outside the  pub, ( 39 Broadwick Street W1F 9QJ) draw the vivid soho streets until 8:40 then meet up in the pub to look at sketches and raise a glass to John. All welcome, all free.

Image credit:
Left: Mark Hillary and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Right: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Leave a Comment