The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map

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It's the summer of 1854, and London is seized by a violent outbreak of cholera that no one knows how to stop. As the epidemic spreads, a maverick physician and a local curate are spurred to action, working to solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a thrilling account of the most intense cholera outbreak to strike Victorian London and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.

ISBN: 9781594482694

Published Date: October 2, 2007

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Language: English

Page Count: 299

Size: 8.28" l x 5.50" w x 0.73" h