London 1666

London 1666 (2010)
49″ x 76″
created from the book covers of “The Plague Years” by Daniel Defoe
photo: Rob Jaffe

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This sculpture has been created from research into the 1854 Cholera epidemic in London. John Snow created a map of the deaths in the Soho area of London, By mapping the epidemic he was able to pinpoint the scorch of infection to the Broad Street water pump. The research was able to prove that Cholera was a water born epidemic and pave the way for understanding and eventual eradication of Cholera from Europe.

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