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Broad Street Cholera Pump

Broadwick Street at Lexington Street, London, England
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Medical History

This location has historical value in medicine. Recognizing the importance of keeping dirty water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary F
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Moab, Utah
Pump Memorial is no more!

Very sad to find that the broad st pump memorial has been removed. As a student of public health... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
moxieisgood
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Pittsfield, New Hampshire
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1 week ago
“Medical History”
6 Jan 2018
“Pump Memorial is no more!”
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Broadwick Street at Lexington Street, London, England
Soho
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This location has historical value in medicine. Recognizing the importance of keeping dirty water free and clear from clean drinking water was detected because of this public water pump.

1  Thank Gary F
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Very sad to find that the broad st pump memorial has been removed. As a student of public health and epidemiology this is a great shame. John Snow was one of the founders of public health and one of the first to use geographic information...More

2  Thank moxieisgood
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Was definitely there a few years ago, but on taking a group of visiting tourists specifically to see the pump, was dismayed to see it is no longer there as of June 2017. Why would they do that? There is no longer any construction in...More

2  Thank BlackSombrero
Reviewed 31 May 2017

No pump replica seen in Broadwick Street on 2017 May 21st. A few years ago, one was on the very corner with Poland Street.

1  Thank steve d
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Can't believe the city of London took out such a historical landmark! I was really looking forward to seeing it, sigh. The sign is attached to the bar. Where the pump was now appears to be yet another apt building being re/constructed...there are some pictures...More

1  Thank christinegootz
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The pump has been removed for construction. I am unsure when it will be put back. However the plaque indication where the original pump stood is still there. You can find it on the wall just to the right of the John Snow Pub in...More

1  Thank Ophelia_12
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This is quite a hard thing to find, but once you have stumbled upon it, it will open up whole dark history of Soho you might not know about. Broad Street is now called Broadwick Street and is very close to Carnaby Street in Soho....More

3  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 21 June 2014

After reading The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson, I wanted to see the water pump that was the source of the epidemic. There is one -- not the original -- but it helps illustrate the history of Dr. John Snow's discovery that cholera came from...More

4  Thank CloudyinAlaska
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