Pamela K. Gilbert, "Mapping the Victorian Social Body (Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)".
Publisher: State University of New York Press | ISBN: 0791460258 | 2004 edition | PDF | 245 Pages | 5.98 MB
The cholera epidemics that plagued London in the nineteenth century were a turning point in the science of epidemiology and public health, and the use of maps to pinpoint the source of the disease initiated an explosion of medical and social mapping not only In London but throughout the British Empire as well. "Mopping the Victorian Social Body explores the impact of such maps on Victorian and, ultimately, present-day perceptions of space. Tracing the development of cholera mapping from the early sanitary period to the later" medical 'period of which John Snow's work was a key example, the book explores how maps of cholera outbreaks, residents' responses to those maps, and the novels of Charles Dickens who drew heavily on this material, contributed to an emerging vision of London as a metropolis.