The Ghost Map - Sunday, September 3: The Investigator Summary & Analysis

Steven Johnson
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By the Sunday morning after the first outbreak, Soho was eerily quiet. Seventy had died on Saturday with hundreds near death. Among the only people to appear on the streets were priests and doctors doing what they could to treat and comfort the sick and dying. Cholera was reaching into other areas of the city. The Broad Street strain of the disease had been astonishingly virulent having taken so many in a single day.

The disease had largely been contained to a five square block area in Soho. But the rest of Soho was on red alert. John Snow had been following the events in Soho from his residence on the edge of the district. He was a physician who had received both an apothecary and surgeon’s license at the Hunterian School of Medicine in Soho. The sober-minded young doctor...

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