Pioneering Spatial Statistics – John Snow’s Cholera Outbreak Map

Pioneering Spatial Statistics – John Snow’s Cholera Outbreak Map

  • Posted by MGUG Admin
  • On December 14, 2021

How often does a map change the world? One produced by anesthetist Doctor John Snow, altered it forever.

In the world of the 1850s, cholera was believed to be spread by miasma in the air, germs were not yet understood and the sudden and serious outbreak of cholera in London’s Soho was a mystery.

So Snow did something data journalists often do now: he mapped the cases. Snow’s work on the Broad Street map is widely known as a pioneering example of spatial epidemiology and spatial statistics.

 

Full article here:

https://ij-healthgeographics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12942-015-0011-y