Medical Detective: John Snow, Cholera and the Mystery of the Broad Street Pump [Audiobook] download free by Sandra Hempel

Medical Detective: John Snow, Cholera and the Mystery of the Broad Street Pump Audiobook download free by Sandra Hempel
  • Listen audiobook: Medical Detective: John Snow, Cholera and the Mystery of the Broad Street Pump
  • Author: Sandra Hempel
  • Release date: 2007/2/12
  • Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Medical
  • ISBN: 9781862079373
  • Rating: 9.73 of 10
  • Votes: 414
  • Review by: Tyson Oneill
  • Review rating: 8.24 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/19
  • Duration: 3H52M49S in 256 kbps (60.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-05
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG-4 DST, MP3, WAV, WMA, Apple Lossless, MPEG4, OPUS, FLAC (compression ZIP, ARC, RPM, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 22M26S (6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In 1831, an unknown, horrifying and deadly disease from Asia swept across Continental Europe, killing millions in its path and throwing the medical profession into confusion. Cholera is a killer with little respect for class or wealth. When it arrived in Britain, its repercussions rocked Victorian England - from the filthy lanes of the Sunderland quayside and the squalid streets of Soho, to the great centres of power: the Privy Council, Whitehall and, the Royal Medical Colleges. One man - alone and unrecognised - uncovered the truth behind the pandemic and laid the foundations for the modern, scientific investigation of today's fatal plagues. John Snow was a reclusive doctor, without money or social position, who had the genius to look beyond the conventional wisdom of his day, and work out that cholera was spread through drinking water. The book draws extensively on 19th century medical, political and personal records in order to describe what is both an important breakthrough for medical science and also a dramatic story with a cast of colourful characters, from the heroic to the frighteningly incompetent.The book is also full of fascinating diversions into aspects of medical and social history - from Snow's tending of Queen Victoria in childbirth, to the Dutch microbiologist Leeuwenhoek's deliberately breeding of lice in his socks; and, from Dickensian children's farms to riotous 19th century anaesthesia parties.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Medicine, Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, Infectious & Contagious Diseases, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, European History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.42 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x198x21mm
  • Weight: 224g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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