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