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Dr. John Snow

1813 - 1858

 
 
Dr. John Snow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Dr. John Snow Marker
Inscription.

Pioneer Anaesthetist
and
Epidemiologist
lived in a house
on this site

 
Erected by Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
 
Location. 51° 30.833′ N, 0° 7.905′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Frith Street and Bateman Street, on the right when traveling south on Frith Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Frith Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 4SL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hazlitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Joseph Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Karl Marx (within shouting distance of this marker); John Logie Baird (within shouting distance of this marker); The Three Greyhounds (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Keith Moon (about 150 meters away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Snow (Wikipedia). "John Snow (15 March 1813 – 16 June
Dr. John Snow Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Dr. John Snow Marker - Wide View
1858) was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world....John Snow was one of the first physicians to study and calculate dosages for the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anaesthetics, allowing patients to undergo surgical and obstetric procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience. He designed the apparatus to safely administer ether to the patients and also designed a mask to administer chloroform. He personally administered chloroform to Queen Victoria when she gave birth to the last two of her nine children, Leopold in 1853 and Beatrice in 1857, leading to wider public acceptance of obstetric anaesthesia. Snow published an article on ether in 1847 entitled On the Inhalation of the Vapor of Ether. A longer version entitled On Chloroform and Other Anaesthetics and Their Action and Administration was published posthumously in 1858." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

2. John Snow (UCLA Department of Epidemiology). "This site is devoted to the life and times of Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), a legendary figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anesthesiology." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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