I have joined a fellow blogger for lunch at the John Snow, on the corner of Broadwick and Lexington Streets, Soho. My post of 30/3/2018 sandwiched references to Snow’s work between those concerning the achievements of Florence Nightingale and Joseph Bazalgette. My companion’s more recent post makes its focus the use of artificial intelligence to predict outbreaks of cholera worldwide.
I show him a reference in Fiona MacCarthy’s William Morris (1994):
“….Before they came to Oxford Cormell Price and Charles Faulkner were experts in such topics as sanitation and the Factory acts. Their awareness of poverty and suffering was deepened in 1854 by the terrible cholera epidemic (whose causes were no better understood than the outbreak of the Plague two centuries earlier). The Oxford autumn term was postponed for a week because of it.”