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Science in a Time of Cholera

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0045
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes the Oxford cholera epidemic in the summer of 1854 and the role of Henry Acland. When he took up the post of anatomy lecturer in 1845, Acland found that the university’s science ... More


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