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Chloroform and Cholera: The Life of John Snow
Thu, October 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
How did a doctor, who came from humble beginnings, help eradicate pain and the ‘19th century plague’? At the time of John Snow’s birth in 1813, few would have predicted that his career could lead him to London and into the centre of medical advancement.
Determined to make his mark in the London medical world, he looked into details of diseases, conducted experiments and reported his findings. He attended an operation using the new invention of ‘ether’ in 1846 and turned his interest to anaesthesia. His most celebrated discovery in 1854, was when he traced the cholera outbreak in Soho to the Broad Street pump and removed the pump handle to stop it.
Hear about the incredible life of John Snow in this fascinating talk by Iris Millis, member of the John Snow Society, and Gareth Miles, museum officer.
Tickets £8.00 adults/£6.00 concessions.