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Title: John Snow: Cholera

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Subject: History
Author: Terese C
Date: September 25, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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Snow concluded that the reasons for various cholera incidents involving different water companies had to do with where the companies drew their water supply. Snow believed Lambeth Water Company customers had few incidents with cholera because their water came from the upper reaches of the Thames River ("water free from heavy fecal contamination of the lower reaches of the Thames"), whereas Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company had high incidences of cholera because their water came from the lower reaches of the Thames River (water with heavy fecal contamination)...

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(Snow) Although this study shows strong correlation involving contaminated fecal water and cholera, people were still hesitant in believing Snow's theory of cholera victims becoming infected by swallowing other people's fecal matter. Thus, most people continued to support the airborne infection theory...

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