PredictionX: John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854

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In 1854, a cholera epidemic swept through the London neighborhood of Soho. In the course of about three weeks, over 600 people died. This incident was, tragically, not unusual in London or the rest of the 19th century world as a whole. The scourge of cholera seemed unstoppable and, even worse, unpredictable. But one doctor -- ignored by the scientific community at large -- set out to prove that he knew how cholera was spread.

Join us for this one-week, immersive learning experience. We will explore John Snow’s London, from the streets of Soho to the dataset that helped create the map that changed our understanding of cholera and epidemiology forever.

This course features interactive tools including an interactive ArcGIS map of the 1854 cholera outbreak and a Timeline JS of John Snow’s investigation. 

This module is a part of PredictionX, which looks at the history of attempts to predict the future. PredictionX courses w...

In 1854, a cholera epidemic swept through the London neighborhood of Soho. In the course of about three weeks, over 600 people died. This incident was, tragically, not unusual in London or the rest of the 19th century world as a whole. The scourge of cholera seemed unstoppable and, even worse, unpredictable. But one doctor -- ignored by the scientific community at large -- set out to prove that he knew how cholera was spread.

Join us for this one-week, immersive learning experience. We will explore John Snow’s London, from the streets of Soho to the dataset that helped create the map that changed our understanding of cholera and epidemiology forever.

This course features interactive tools including an interactive ArcGIS map of the 1854 cholera outbreak and a Timeline JS of John Snow’s investigation. 

This module is a part of PredictionX, which looks at the history of attempts to predict the future. PredictionX courses will cover topics from omens and oracles in ancient civilizations to modern computer simulations.

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the course instructor and the provider were incredible , the instructor know a lot of the topic and they explain very well the topic
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First of, the instructor was amazing.. Alyssa Goodman...I could tell how much she loves her work and it showed in how she presented this mini course. The course John Snow and The Cholera Epidemic was extremely informative.. The pictures, videos, maps etc. I am overjoyed I had this opportunity to be able to take her class. Thank you Harvard for providing such a wonderful opportunity
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2 years, 6 months ago
Completo, interesante y con una dosis completa de información. Se trata el tema de forma clara, concreta y muy amena. Toda la información que se ofrece acerca de John Snow es, sin duda, importante para comprender los diferentes procesos con los cuales la información se puede contrastar y confirmar una vez que se cuenta con los datos suficientes para ello.
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2 years, 10 months ago
I do consider this course as a masterpiece and the most favourite mini lecture so far from EDX! I am a graduate student currently and majored in Medical microbiology & Immunology during my degree, but i have never heard of the story behind the cholera and the clairvoyance of John Snow those years. Thanks for the creator and staff members of this course by bringing us the fundamental of epidemiology and the story of the Father of Epidemiology, what a brilliant course!
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