John Snow

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John Snow

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An English physician who was a founding figure in theories of epidemiology. He was born on 15 March 1813 in York, England and died in 1858, and spent the majority of his life meticulously mapping cases of Cholera in order to persuade local authorities and medical men that Cholera was spread through contaminated water and not miasmas in the air.

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University of York