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  • John Snow (1813–1858) was a London physician and a founding father of modern epidemiology. He was a pioneer anesthetist who invented a new kind of mask to administer chloroform, which he used on Queen Victoria to assist at the births of her two youngest children. He was an astute clinician and kept meticulously detailed notes about his patients and their diseases. His work on cholera was of lasting value because it demonstrated several fundamental intellectual steps that must be part of every epidemiologic investigation. He began with a logical analysis of the then available facts, which demonstrated that cholera could not be due to a "miasma," a theory that was then popular. It could only be caused, Snow determined, by a transmissible agent, most probably in drinking water.Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/john-snow#ixzz1ODTewQ2R

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  • What has public health got to do with it?
    Presented by
    Kristin duBay-Horton,
    Director of Health & Social Services, Bridgeport, CT
  • Asthma
    • 19% of all respondents have asthma
    • Of those 15% have been hospitalized once in the past year due to asthma, 19% more than once.
    • More than 16% have an immediate family member with asthma
  • Asthma Rates by Neighborhood
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
    BMI Comparisons (Survey)
    Obesity rates in Bridgeport are the highest in the state. We have considerably more people in the morbidly obese category than CT or the US as a whole.
  • Obesity (Continued)
    BMI Comparisons (Bridgeport Zip Codes)
  • Rates per 10,000 households
  • John Snow
  • Making data accessible to everyone and making it core to the conversation
    Understanding the interrelated nature of public health and the environment and making both part of our mindset
    Making public health and social justice core to the work that we are doing