Dr John Snow
(1813-1858)

Died aged 45

John Snow (15 March 1813 – 16 June 1858) was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Photo of John Snow blue plaque
Simon Harriyott on Flickr
Photo of John Snow black plaque
Keith Seabridge on Flickr
Photo of John Snow blue plaque
ceridwen on Geograph

Dr John Snow 1813-1858 pioneer anaesthetist and epidemiologist lived in a house on this site

Frith Street W1, London, United Kingdom where he lived

To the memory of John Snow 1813-1858. Pioneer anaesthetist and epidemiologist born near here.

Park Inn, North Street, York, United Kingdom where he was born near (1813)

Dr John Snow (1813-1858) Founding father of Epidemiology. In 1854 his research linked deaths to the water pump near this site and thus determined that cholera is a water borne disease

Broadwick Street, London, United Kingdom where he worked