""John Snow and paracentesis of the thorax,""
Posted with permission of the author.
David Zuck first read Snow's paper, "on paracentesis of the thorax," while assisting with research and writing of Cholera, Chloroform, and the Science of Medicine. A Life of John Snow. Since we were limited in the amount of space we could allot to this subject in the biography, he decided to undertake a detailed paper in preparation for the annual conference of the History of Anaesthesia Society held in Norwich in July 2002.