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John Snow as the founder of modern epidemiology

A summary of the works of John Snow and the premise in which his experiments were formulated. How did he explain that abdominal pain is the first symptom of cholera and how does this work demonstrate the scientific method?

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1. A summary of the works of John Snow and the premise in which his experiments were formulated. How did he explain that abdominal pain is the first symptom of cholera and how does this work demonstrate the scientific method?

When the final wave of cholera hit London (1854), it spurred Dr. John Snow to investigate why. (http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol3/13/html/1.htm). In fact, "Snow's studies launched the field of epidemiology, were early applications of medical cartography, and promoted the use of statistical methods in medicine. The finding that cholera was due to the ingestion of contaminated water lent to the demise of the prevalent "miasmatic theory of contagion," and "set the ...

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This solution discusses a summary of the works of John Snow and the premise in which his experiments were formulated. It also explains that abdominal pain is the first symptom of cholera and how this work demonstrates the scientific method. References are provided.

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