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The smell of the bottom of a cesspool was probably a lot easier to take with a skinful of gin.

A companion read to John Barry’s The Great Influenza.   [From my 2012 Goodreads review.] The map in question is the one made by Dr. John Snow to plot the deaths caused by the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, which proved for the first time that cholera was a water-borne disease and not, as was…

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