Many articles have been written about John Snow in the past half century. Eventually, all will appear here for distribution as PDF files to historians, teachers, students or other interested persons.
This site is devoted to the life and times of Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), an important figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anesthesiology. In addition to biographical material about Snow's life and education, the site provides information about medical advances that resulted from Snow's work such as the scientific understanding of cholera. The site provides, for example, full text articles written by Snow including "On the Mode of Communication of Cholera" (1855) and "On Continuous Molecular Changes" (1853). Notably, the site also provides information about the cultural context in which Snow lived, and in particular about the medical history of mid-nineteenth century London. Scholars looking for both introductory and in-depth information about mid-nineteenth century medicine and the development of the nexus between science and medicine will find this a useful site.