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Steven Johnson:
How the "ghost map" helped end a killer disease

TEDSalon 2006 · 10:03 · Filmed Nov 2006
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Steven Johnson: How the "ghost map" helped end a killer disease
10:03 · Filmed November 2006 at TEDSalon 2006 · Subtitles available in 26 languages

Author Steven Johnson takes us on a 10-minute tour of The Ghost Map, his book about a cholera outbreak in 1854 London and the impact it had on science, cities and modern society.

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Steven Berlin Johnson examines the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. Full bio
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