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Maps that Cure?. Grade: 7 or 8. Cholera Outbreak of 1854. Cholera : an infection of the small intestine that causes a large amount of watery diarrhea which can lead to dehydration and death.

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maps that cure

Maps that Cure?

Grade: 7 or 8

cholera outbreak of 1854
Cholera Outbreak of 1854

Cholera: an infection of the small intestine that causes a large amount of watery diarrhea which can lead to dehydration and death.

August 31st, 1854: An extreme outbreak of Cholera on Broad Street in London occurs. Over the next 3 days 127 people on or near Broad Street die.

In the next week, ¾ the people who lived near or on Broad Street flea while the death toll rises to 500 by September 10th.

john snow
John Snow
  • British physician
  • Vegetarian, teetotal, and always boiled his water before use
  • skeptic of the miasma theory
  • Went into the area where people had been fleeing cholera to conduct studies and interviews
  • Created a map that showed where deaths were occurring in the Broad Street area
  • This map would save the lives of hundreds of people
it c ame from the water
It came from the WATER!?
  • Snow concluded through his interviews and studies of his dot map that people who used the Broad Street pump contracted the disease
  • He asked that all the pumps in that area have their handles removed to stop use
  • After doing this the cases of cholera were drastically reduced
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Medical Geography Discoveries
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works cited
Works Cited
  • http://www.africanews.com/site/Zambia_Cholera_cases_drop/list_messages/23366
  • https://www.google.com/health/ref/Cholera
  • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
  • http://www.murray.k12.ga.us/teacher/kara%20leonard/Mini%20T's/Games/Games.htm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Snow_(physician)