Through the late 1840s John Snow, a Soho GP, watched helplessly as dozens of his patients succumbed to cholera. In 1854, working against the grain of contemporary medical thought, he used pioneering medical detective work to argue that the disease was transmitted by polluted water from a communal pump on Broad Street. Walk in the footsteps of Snow - and some less savoury characters - to uncover the story of dirt and disease, pleasure and revolution in the grubby heart of the West End. This walking tour is led by medical historian Richard Barnett.
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183-193 Euston RoadCamdenLondonNW1 2BE
- +44 (0)20 7611 2222
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- Euston and Kings Cross mainline stations, Warren Street and Euston Square underground stations, International St Pancras.
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