614.514: Johnson, Steven. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World. New York: Riverhead, 2006. 256 pp. ISBN 978-1-59448-269-4.
- 600: Technology
- 610: Medicine
- 614: Forensic medicine
- 614.5: Incidents of and public measures to prevent specific diseases
- 614.514: Cholera
On August 28, 1854, a young girl in the Lewis family on Broad Street fell ill. Her small body quickly deteriorated from the loss of liquids and soon thereafter, she died. Her family tossed her waste and cleaned her diapers in a nearby water pump. Over the next days, weeks, and months, trillions of cholera bacteria multiplied, infected the water, and from there, calamity erupted. It took a doctor from York and a Soho curate to solve the case. But not before 600 people died of a ghastly disease.