John Snow, Asiatic Cholera and the inductive-deductive method
Lecture 16: measures required for the prevention of cholera and other diseases which are communicated in the same way.
Last week we discussed some more objections to Snow’s theories as he sought to exclude alternative explanations to the facts. In today’s post, after all his work, we’ll let Snow have his say on how we can prevent waterborne diseases as stated from page 133 of On the Mode of Communication of Cholera. 2nd edition (MCC2). On Thursday and then finally on Monday we will examine the aftermath of Snow’s work, his premature death, his legacy and the other official investigations on the cholera problem.
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