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
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Bloomsbury Saturday April 6 2013 10:00 - 17:00
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.'