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Now is your chance to test your knowledge and understanding of the battle against cholera in the middle of the nineteenth century.


Dr. John Snow

Dr. John Snow, a pioneering doctor who had worked with people suffering from cholera, became interested in an outbreak in London in 1854. Your task is to view the evidence he collected to try to work out what caused this outbreak of cholera and why so many people died.

Move the mouse across the map to find out what happened. Only one link will show up at any time.

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The Master of the Workhouse: There were 535 people living in this workhouse in 1854.In the cholera outbreak in 1854, only five people died. The workhouse has its own water supply The Master of the Workhouse: There were 535 people living in this workhouse in 1854.In the cholera outbreak in 1854, only five people died. The workhouse has its own water supply Click here for more information
 
 
People who worked in Breweries did not catch cholera
 
You were more likely to die of cholera if you lived in Broad Street
 
Cholera was carried by rats who lived in Broad Street
 
Cholera could be traced to a water source in Broad Street