Ten fun facts about Dr. John Snow


Fact 1
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 in 1854.

Fact 2
He graduated from the University of London in December 1844.

Fact 3
He was admitted to the Royal College of Physicians in 1850. In


Fact 4
1850 he was also one of the founding members of the Epidemiological Society of London, formed in response to the cholera outbreak of 1849.

Fact 5
He personally administered chloroform to Queen Victoria when she gave birth to the last two of her nine children, Leopold in 1853 and Beatrice in 1857.

Fact 6
In 1830 Snow became a member of the Temperance Movement.

Fact 7
He lived for a decade or so as a vegetarian and teetotaler.

Fact 8
He never married.

Fact 9
In 1857 Snow made an early and often overlooked contribution to epidemiology in a pamphlet, On the adulteration of bread as a cause of rickets.

Fact 10
Snow was one of the first physicians to study and calculate dosages for the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anaesthetics, allowing patients to undergo surgical and obstetric procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience.


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was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene



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