The Ghost Map
The Ghost Map The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic-- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World By Johnson, Steven Book - 2006

On August 28, 1854 after cleaning up her sick infant's diarrhea, working-class Londoner Sarah Lewis innocently tossed the bucket of soiled water into the cesspool of her squalid apartment building. When the deadliest outbreak of cholera in the city's history subsequently broke out, Dr. John Snow fought the miasmatists, who believed that foul air caused disease, to prove that the epidemic was being caused by contaminated water in one of the local public water pumps. — Jennifer L., Ridgedale Library

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