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From: Ron Lankshear <>
Subject: Re: [LON] London Cholera Epidemic
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:06:29 +1100
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Yes that was the great result that Dr Snow
research found. It was bad supply that caused the
outbreaks. The authorities thinking it was
something in the air.
Whereas it was dead eels in the pump and pipes
leaking sewerage into fresh water. A woman washing
a dying babies nappy in the yard that then leaked
into the pumps supply caused the spread of cholera.
One woman died at Hamstead and it was found that
as she came from Broad St and liked the sweet
water she had bottles sent to her.
perhaps same at Hoxton.
Ron Lankshear -Sydney NSW (from London-Shepherds Bush/Chiswick)
try my links http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lankshear/
On 2011-03-09 3:08 AM, Mick wrote:
> Hoxton is a bit far for getting water from the 'Broad Street Pump' but
> then again the entire water system was risky since it was Dr. Snow's
> actions that proved it was a water borne disease and not 'miasma' as all
> the 'experts' previously said.