mobile nav


Dr John Snow - RSC plaque John Snow Public House

Credit for this entry to:
Bob Baker

Plaque: Dr John Snow - RSC plaque

Erection date: 16/6/2008


RSC - advancing the chemical sciences
National Chemical Landmark
Dr John Snow (1813 - 1858) founding father of epidemiology. In 1854 his research linked deaths to the water pump near this site and thus determined that cholera is a water borne disease.
16 June 2008

Site: John Snow Public House (3 memorials)

W1, Broadwick Street

When we first published this c.2009, the pump was on the north-east corner of the Broadwick Street / Poland Street junction. 2018: Londonist reported that the pump has been reinstalled, so we took a new photo.

View this memorial on a map

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Dr John Snow - RSC plaque

Information Subjects commemorated

Dr. John Snow

Pioneer anaesthetist and epidemiologist. Born North Street in York. The site ...

Read More

This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Dr John Snow - RSC plaque

Information Also at this site

Cholera Pump

Still, this pump has no handle.

Read More

Dr John Snow - site of pump

The red granite kerbstone marks the site of the historic Broad Street pump as...

Read More