This is a 30 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Science & Medicine - Cholera & the Great Stink of London. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Every year 3-5 million people around the world are infected with cholera and 100,000-120,000 people die from the infectious disease, according to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease, is of ancient origins, having existed in some form since the times of Lord Buddha and Hippocrates, if not earlier. The story of the disease begins in 1817 when it spread from its ancient homeland of the Ganges Delta in India to the rest of the world. Since that time, untold millions have contracted and died from this preventable infectious disease.
When cholera first arrived in London in 1832, it was thought to be spread by a “miasma” or bad smell in the atmosphere. The theory was supported by leading figures in public health at that time, like Edwin Chadwick and Florence Nightingale, who held sway over public opinion. By the time the cholera outbreak in Broad Street, Soho had finished 22 years later, Dr. John Snow believed he had enough evidence to put forward an alternative theory; that cholera was a waterborne disease.
The September 1854, London was hit hard with many deaths from a cholera outbreak, close to Dr. Snow's house. Snow proceeded to map the 13 public wells and all the known cholera deaths around Soho, and noted the clustering of cases around one particular water pump on the southwest corner of the intersection of Broad Street and Cambridge Street. He examined water samples from various wells under a microscope, and confirmed the presence of an unknown bacterium in the Broad Street samples. Despite strong skepticism from the local authorities, he had the pump handle removed from the Broad Street pump and the outbreak quickly subsided.
It was in London when the Great Stink occurred that finally got the British people serious about cleaning up the Thames River thus the elimination of many forms of Cholera.
The presentation covers the following:
What is Cholera
How Cholera Spreads
Pandemics: 1 – 3
Pandemics: 4 – 7
Cholera Hits London
London mid-19th Century
Dr. John Snow
Snow Maps the Area
Dr. Snow’s Death
The Great Stink:1858
Oppressive Heat & Odor
Sir Joseph Bazalgette
End of Presentation
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