Book Discussion on The Ghost Map

Steven Johnson talked about his book The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic and How it Changed Science,… read more

Steven Johnson talked about his book The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, published by Riverhead. The “ghost map” refers to a map of a city neighborhood created by pioneering British doctor John Snow in 1854. Graphically marking deaths from a cholera epidemic, the map helped pinpoint the source of the disease outbreak and eventually led to reforms in city sanitation and a better understanding of water-borne illnesses. After his presentation, Mr. Johnson answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Ghost Map

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 20, 2007
Last Aired:
May 10, 2008

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  • Jan 20, 2007 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 05, 2007 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 19, 2007 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 05, 2007 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 2008 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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