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John Snow
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Born in York, North Yorkshire
Born on 15th of March 1813
Died on 16th of June 1858

Snow was apprenticed to a surgeon, and worked as a surgeonís assistant in various towns in the North East before studying medicine at the Hunterian School, Westminster Hospital, and UCL. His fame comes from two different aspects of his career: firstly, he deduced that cholera was spread by contaminated water, and took action to halt outbreaks in London in 1848 and 1854; and second as a pioneer anaesthetist who in 1853 was called upon to administer chloroform to Queen Victoria as she gave birth to one of her many children.

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