Friday, 1 August 2008

London in the time of Cholera, 1854

Continuing with the theme of the previous post on Imagining the Medical City, here is a talk by Steven Johnson on his book Ghost Map. This is from November 2006 at TED Talks. From the blurb on the TED website, the book tells the story of a cholera outbreak in 1854 London, from the perspective of the city residents, the doctors chasing the disease, and the pathogen itself. Steven Johnson discusses how the epidemic brought about profound changes in science, cities and modern society.



Author: Shahana Dastidar

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