The Life and Work of John Snow

Melville, Wayne; Fazio, Xavier
October 2007
Science Teacher;Oct2007, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p41
Academic Journal
The article discusses how the career of eighteenth-century physician John Snow can be used to develop lessons for biology courses. Snow worked to investigate how the disease cholera was spread, establishing connections between polluted water and the spread of cholera. The article suggests that Snow's investigation serves as a model of the scientific inquiry for students and that students can simulate an experiment on the spread of the disease.


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