John Snow, Asiatic Cholera and the inductive-deductive method
Lecture 17: aftermath
The publication On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, 2nd edition, 1855 (MCC 2), which Snow funded out of his own pocket, was not a runaway success. It sold less than 60 copies. The Lancet’s review of the book was as follows:
Dr Snow claims to have discovered that the law of propagation of cholera is the drinking of sewage water. His theory, of course…
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