“Death's Dispensary”

2013-02-22T08:46:21Z (GMT) by Claudia T Codeço Flavio C Coelho

This sketch was drawn in 1866, around the same time that John Snow published his definitive studies on cholera transmission. The contaminated water supply of London, like that of other major European capitals, was untreated river water. (Illustration: John Pinwell)