June 7, 2024


Did you know that the Broad Street water pump in London, England, played a crucial role in the history of public health?

During the 1854 cholera outbreak, Dr. John Snow's investigation pinpointed the community drinking water pump as a source of contaminated water, and by simply removing the pump's handle, he significantly reduced the number of cholera outbreaks, saving countless lives.

This landmark event marked a significant advancement in understanding disease transmission and laid the groundwork for modern epidemiology.

Learn more in our latest Summer 2024 newsletter. https://www.lwwd.org/community-info/newsletters