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No Court for King Cholera By Chris Leuchars
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In late 1854, a doctor was called to a house in Hampstead, London. He found the patient - an elderly lady - scrunched up into a ball, a rictus of agony contorting her features. More remarkably, all... More > the moisture in her body seemed somehow to have been sucked out, leaving her dried up like a shrivelled husk. Of all the diseases that afflicted people in the nineteenth century, the pandemics of cholera were undoubtedly the most terrifying. Yet much of their horror could have been avoided for, at a comparatively early stage, their true nature and course had been uncovered. In one of the most extraordinary detective stories in the history of scientific discovery, an English doctor had patiently tracked down the disease, and unmasked it for what it was. This book, written for the general reader, tells how John Snow used a mixture of observation, logic and statistical evidence to go against the overwhelming weight of medical opinion and arrive at a correct understanding of the sickness.< Less
A Forlorn Hope: the true story of a doomed wagon train By Chris Leuchars
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The terrible fate of the Donner Party has long been part of the folklore of the American West. A wagon train of emigrants, delayed in their passage across the continent by a series of mishaps, became... More > trapped among the peaks of the Sierra Nevada by unseasonably heavy snowfalls. Forced to camp where they were, their food soon ran out, and they were obliged to eat the hides of their animals and, eventually, their dead comrades. Meanwhile, a small band--the Forlorn Hope--made a desperate bid for freedom, trekking for weeks through ferocious storms and deep snow to alert the outside world to their plight. This is the story of that tragedy. Pieced together from the diaries and memoirs of the survivors, and from previous historical research, it brings to life the characters and events, and reveals the truth behind the often tarnished image.< Less

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