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John Snow’s Pump Handle
Well pump handle

Origin

John Snow/1854 Broad Street Cholera Outbreak

Type

Pump Handle

Effects

Infects any source of water with cholera

Downsides

Creates a strain with no cure currently known

Activation

Touching water

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Telesphorus-474U

Aisle

4988603-47278

Shelf

73477-6519-27

Date of Collection

October 3,1854

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OriginEdit

John Snow was a physician who promoted the practice of anesthesia and hygiene and is considered the founder of epidemiology, the study of the cause and spread of diseases.

When a cholera outbreak happened in Soho, London in 1854, it infected and killed six Warehouse 12 agents. The Warehouse then contacted Snow, who found the source and helped change the water system in London and other cities. The pump handle, along with his dot map, were some of the few artifacts voluntarily given to the Warehouse.

EffectsEdit

When it touches a source of water, it infects the supply with cholera. It is a strain resistant to modern day antibiotics with no known cure.

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