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A Deadly Potion: John Snow and the Fight Against Cholera

Start 2:00 PM
End 3:00 PM
London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Rd
Nearest Tube: Farringdon
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  • FREE

Event overview

In Britain’s towns and cities in the 19th century, the drinking water was both disgusting and dangerous. Sewers leaked their contents into the street wells, while water companies pumped supplies untreated from the filthy rivers.

When cholera arrived in 1831 it found a read-made means of spreading fast. Doctor John Snow, member of the Royal College of Surgeons and pioneer of anaesthetics, worked out how to stop the disease in its tracks but his ideas proved just too revolutionary for the times

Speaker: Sandra Hempel

There will also be the opportunity to see the LMA exhibition Underground London which this lecture supports.

A Royal College of Surgeons event at the London Metropolitan Archives

FREE but booking essential on the LMA Eventbrite page


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