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  • Gone for a while but not forgotten: the Dr. John Snow memorial pump on Broadwick Street

    Gone for a while but not forgotten: the Dr. John Snow memorial pump on Broadwick Street The pump replica on Broadwick Street, Soho has been removed because of long-term building works, which are scheduled to take 18 months. Broadwick Street was at the centre of the famous outbreak of cholera in 1854. It was named ‘Broad Street’ at that time and a model of the pump was erected there in 1992. ...

  • London’s Pulse and the challenge of big data

    In my project, Metropolitan Medical Officers, I am working with the annual reports of the London Medical Officers of Health. The Wellcome Library have recently digitised the entire run of these reports, from 1848 to 1972, to create their London’s Pulse resource. These reports are packed with detail about the life of a capital city ...