BORN 15 Mar 1813, York - DIED 16 Jun 1858, London|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (E)
John Snow was the oldest son of a farmer. He investigated cholera, doubted that it was transferred by bad air and discovered that it was in fact transferred by means of infected water. He was the first physician in England to use ether as an anasthetic. He gave chloroform to queen Victoria during the birth of prince Leopold (1853) and princess Beatrice (1857).
After his death in 1858 he was buried at Brompton Cemetery in London. His monument was bombed away in 1941 and replaced by another.
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