By John Frank, Ruth Jepson, Andrew J. Williams
Presents a collection of appraisal instruments to steer these contemplating a preventive motion to ensure that it's powerful (does extra reliable than harm), effective (is a aggressive use of scarce resources), and equitable in its influence throughout society.
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However,5 a few years before the major mapping studies of water supply in London were carried out, but after the cholera epidemic had begun, John Snow became famous for an even more prescient act. Using simple maps of cases’ homes, Snow reasoned that a particular water pump, at Broad Street (now in Soho), was contaminated. He convinced local authorities to take the handle off the pump, thereby preventing its use. Within days, new cases stopped occurring, as one would predict if one knew what we know now: that the incubation period of cholera (the time elapsed between ingesting contaminated food or water and the onset of symptoms) is a few days in most cases.
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