Books about John Snow

Books about John Snow

The Medical Detective: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera (Sandra Hempel)

(Granta, 2006: 18.99 hardback. Paperback available in June 2007). Also published in US by University of California Press as The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump. Winner of the Medical Journalists' Association Tony Thistlethwaite Prize 2006, this book covers the 40-year period of cholera epidemics in 19th century Britain and the long search for a cause. "Read this fascinating and entertaining book and - for a start - tap water will never be boring again" - The Independent.

Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow

Oxford University Press is pleased to offer members of the John Snow Society an exclusive 20% discount on Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine: A Life of John Snow by Peter Vinten-Johansen, Howard Brody, Nigel Paneth, Stephen Rachman, and Michael Rip, with the assistance of David Zuck.

Discounted Price: £24.00 ($39.95)
Normal retail price: £30.00 ($49.95)

Offer ends 31 October.

For more information or to order, visit the OUP web site: customers in the UK and Europe, customers in North America (enter Promo Code 24082).

Dr John Snow (1813-1858) - The Early Years

John Snow's fundamental work in the fields of anaesthesia and epidemiology has been the subject of several books and numerous papers, some of which included brief accounts of his life. Dr Spence Galbraith is the first to research and produce a detailed account of the family and early life of Dr John Snow. Through the 68 pages, Dr Galbraith takes us from the birth of John Snow up to his graduation in medicine from the University of London, highlighting important events and also insights, via Snow's apprenticeships, into general practice during this period. The book includes 33 figures and illustrations, many which have not previously been published.

Price = £15 (£12 for members of the John Snow Society)

To order your copy, please contact the Society