Cartographies of Life & Death: John Snow & Disease Mapping

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , Bloomsbury Friday March 29 2013 10:00 - 17:00
Cartographies of Life & Death: John Snow & Disease Mapping
© London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Archive
Detail of map showing deaths from cholera in Broad Street, Golden Square and the surrounding area from 19th August – 30th September 1854
Marking the birth 200 years ago of the forefather of epidemiology, John Snow, this exhibition explores the work and achievements of the man who first proved cholera was water-borne by tracking an outbreak of the disease to a water pump in Soho's Broadwick Street. Historical artefacts and commissioned artworks inspired by science feature in show, which is presented in the style of a disease mapping ‘detective’ trail. A programme of weekly events will include a pop-up water bar, weekly street performances, and, on March 15, a public lecture and drinks reception with historian and journalist, Sandra Hempel, entitled ' Mapping Disease: John Snow and Cholera.'