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""John Snow -- The Autumn Loiterer.""

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(1961)Bulletin of the History of Medicine 35 (1961): 519-28

PDF from photocopy, courtesy of Howard Brody.

[Brown focuses on 1849, when Snow and William Budd proposed new hypotheses on cholera. According to Brown, Snow was preoccupied with establishing his priority (never denied by Budd), and overly hesitant and unambitious about searching for the cause and nature of the disease compared to Budd. In short, Brown argues that "whichever way we look at it, we are forced to conclude that Snow had hit on an idea which he had not the means nor the abilities to put to the test" (527).]

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