John Snow's famous Cholera Map from 1854, updated to show off CartoDB's cloud based mapping tool.

John Snow's famous Cholera Map from 1854, updated to show off CartoDB's cloud based mapping tool.

This is John Snow’s 1854 map of the Broad Street (now Broadwick Street)  cholera outbreak. Widely cited as the one of the first (and arguably  best) examples of using spatial analysis in epidemiological studies,  Snow’s map holds a special place in the hearts of those using spatial  analysis to improve people’s lives. #Medicine #NotGoT #Map #Skills

This is John Snow’s 1854 map of the Broad Street (now Broadwick Street) cholera outbreak. Widely cited as the one of the first (and arguably best) examples of using spatial analysis in epidemiological studies, Snow’s map holds a special place in the hearts of those using spatial analysis to improve people’s lives. #Medicine #NotGoT #Map #Skills

The Ghost Map (a little public health and history mixed together)

The Ghost Map: Hard Lessons in Epidemiology from Victorian London

Original map made by John Snow in 1854. Cholera cases are highlighted in black.

Original map made by John Snow in 1854. Cholera cases are highlighted in black.

The 200th anniversary of John Snow’s birth on 15th March 2013 provides an occasion to celebrate Snow’s achievements -  best known for his work on cholera, for a famous map, and for organizing the removal of a pump handle on Broad Street on 8th September 1854.

The 200th anniversary of John Snow’s birth on 15th March 2013 provides an occasion to celebrate Snow’s achievements - best known for his work on cholera, for a famous map, and for organizing the removal of a pump handle on Broad Street on 8th September 1854.

John Snow was one of the first epidemiologists in the 1800s. He mapped out the cases of the cholera outbreak in London to find the cause and recurrence by investigating the people infected.

John Snow was one of the first epidemiologists in the 1800s. He mapped out the cases of the cholera outbreak in London to find the cause and recurrence by investigating the people infected.

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