John Snow Archive & Research Companion
John Snow (1813–1858) is revered as a founding father of two medical disciplines: anesthesiology and epidemiology. His contributions during the early years of inhalation anesthesia, and his investigations during two mid–19th century cholera epidemics in Victorian London, are landmarks in anesthesiology, epidemiology, medical cartography, and public health. This website is primarily an archive of Snow's published writings — most appearing in medical journals — as well as recorded presentations and comments at medical society meetings between 1838 and his death in 1858. It also contains selections from writings by some of Snow's contemporaries on the same topics he addressed.