How Beer “Cured” 1854 Cholera Epidemic

A true story where one pandemic is solved by non-medical methods. Data analytics, visualization and Beer Drinking combined to ‘cure’ cholera.

The date is August 31st, 1854, you are John Snow, the Queen’s Anesthetist. You puzzle over one of the deadliest diseases to affect your country. From some accounts, a neighbor would leave for work in the morning, come back late in the afternoon and be dead by the next day. Entire households were infected. Neighborhoods are in panic.