The John Snow Society

The John Snow Society

The John Snow Society aims to promote the life and works of Dr John Snow, the pioneer of epidemiological method and celebrated anaesthetist.

New: the 2013 Broad Sheet

2013 is the bicentenary year of John Snow's birth (15 March 1813), and several events have marked the occasion. Two meetings were held under the title "The Legacy of John Snow, Epidemiology Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", there was an art exhibition entitled "The Cartographies of life and death: John Snow and Disease Mapping", the John Snow Society's pump was formally unveiled, and a time-lapse video of the 1854 Broad Street cholera epidemic was prepared. Full details and videos.

As outlined in the Constitution, the Society has a serious intent, publishing news, collecting facts and dates related to the life and works of John Snow and organising the Annual Pumphandle Lecture Series, but it also aims to provide a communication network for epidemiologists and those trained in the Snow tradition throughout the world.

The Society has almost 3,000 members worldwide, many of them eminent specialists in their fields.

If you are a member who is not receiving the annual Broad Sheet by email and would like to, please let us know your address.

Membership is open to anyone who wishes to celebrate the memory of John Snow. International membership is encouraged, the only requirement being that you visit the John Snow pub - located on the site of the original pump - on any trip to London!

The John Snow Pub, Broadwick Street, Soho, London Pink granite slab outside the pub that marks the site of the original pump
The John Snow Pub
Broadwick Street, Soho, London
Pink granite slab outside the pub,
marking the site of the original pump

The John Snow Society is based in the Royal Society for Public Health.