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    John Snow Skepticism

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    How John Snow’s Skepticism and Open-mindedness Influenced His Method of Conducting Research At the beginning of the 18th century little was known about cholera transmission or disease communication in general. The miasma theory was in full force. Most of the science world accepted the miasma theory and completely rejected any other theory for disease transmittance. This greatly hindered advancements in research of communicable diseases because miasmas were understood as a fact and no other means of transfer were considered. It took the open-mindedness of John Snow to provide enough evidence to initiate the collapse of the miasma theory. Snow wanted substantial proof for theories he learned of. If he did not find proof sufficient evidence of something, he questioned it . This was mindset which led to his discoveries such as in the case when he observed the miasma theory and did not accept it as fact. He was selective in his beliefs in regards to disease transmission. At the age of 18, his early work as a medical apprentice set…

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    John Snow is a Leader, a Physician, and the founder of Modern Epidemiology. John Snow is a 19th-century reformer who used mapping to document the relationship between health outcomes and environmental conditions. Snow is most famously known discovering Anesthesia and locating the source of Cholera. Not to mention Snow is best known for his intelligence and hard work despite his harsh circumstances. As we look into John’s life every moment is worth noting. Born in York, England on March 15,…

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    Consequently Chadwik being a miasmatists who did not heed an understanding of Snows findings Chadwik believed he recognized the dilemma and had the perfect solution. Chadwick continuing to believe that the cholera was airborne thought that getting that pollution out of the air would be crucial to the extinction of cholera. These ideas lead to the concept of dumping all the waste into the Thames river in hopes that the stench in the air would decrease and there would be less casualties.…

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    drinking wells. John Snow is a physician/anesthesiologist who first makes the link between Cholera and drinking water after studying previous cases. Snow founds the epidemiology center for the city but struggles with medical technology not being very advanced at the time and only being able to look upon incorrect means of disease transmission. Cholera attacked all throughout London, killing the wealthy and the poor. Many ideas were thought of for its occurrence including transmission from…

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    such as these are very influence in media and news today, and require the use of research, facts, and figures. In this science based novel, Steven Johnson uses his abilities as a writer to deliver an in depth recount of what it was like to live in 1854 London during one of the worst Cholera outbreaks in history. In addition to painting a picture of what life was like during this outbreak, Johnson introduces two key figures in scientific study and advancement during this time, Dr. John Snow and…

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    people at the time in London did not know their working and living conditions were unsanitary, Johnson claims that sanitation is out of sight and should be fixed. b. Johnson uses Henry Mayhew’s work London Labour and the London Poor (1844) to discuss the horrific conditions that bone-pickers went through in their daily journey in their job. Johnson, page 2. 2. In chapter three, Johnson opens with the streets of Soho being more quiet than usual due to the knowledge of the cholera outbreak…

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    Johnson's The Ghost Map

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    immense repercussions in the evolution of society. This story takes place in London in 1854 when there was an enormous outbreak of the disease known as Cholera. Cholera is a disease that wreaks havoc on the body causing deathly dehydration via loss of bodily fluids. This is not just the story of an outbreak. However it discusses many higher order-thinking points in regards to humans and city life. The author Steven Johnson uses this tale as a means to express some important societal lessons.…

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    stench and the remnants of human waste blanketed the land and collected in the Thames River. With the lack of proper sewage systems, garbage disposals, and clean water, the city was drowning in its’ own filth. What is worse is that these conditions created the perfect environment for one of the greatest killers in history--cholera. In The Ghost Map, author Steven Johnson captures the devastating impact of this cholera outbreak and its’ journey in the stomachs of London’s’ populace. Throughout…

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    John Snow Faulty Theory

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    If it weren’t for John Snow, Henry Whitehead, William Farr, and Edwin Chadwick, it is very likely cholera would not have ended when it did, and other public health issues would have taken even longer to be addressed. Even though they did not all work directly, their work benefited one another and led to the end of the cholera epidemic of 1854. John Snow had an enormous contribution to the end of this cholera epidemic. John Snow was a doctor, anesthesiologist, author, and a detective, just to…

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    the tropics being explored by the western world and the new environment of cities created by the industrialization in the nineteenth century, provided new types of bad air, and thus best explained the emergence of diseases as epidemics. Malaria became a major problem in the tropics, and Cholera became a major problem in the cities. The mechanism of spreading for cholera and malaria, were believed to be best explained by the proposed Miasma theory with the disease being caused by the air. In the…

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