John Snows Contribution to Modern Epidemiology
Stat 6560 Graphical Methods Project One
January 26, 2009
Cholera, an acute diarrheal illness caused by intestinal infection by the bacterium, Vibrio cholerae, leads to rapid loss of body uids an
Snow on Cholera
Please read the enclosed Epidemiologic Classic called "Snow on Cholera" and prepare your
responses to questions 1-8 for discussion section.
We hope that you enjoy reading a part of the story of this brilliant undertaking in
reasoning by a
1) What is Epidemiology?
2) Conducting an Epidemiologic Investigation
3) Steps in an Epidemiologic Investigation
4) Submission of Clinical Specimens to the
State Laboratory Institute