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A Tribute to Dr John Snow using Power BI

Submitted by: Jason Thomas

In the mid-19th century, the Soho district of London had a serious problem with filth due to the large influx of people and a lack of proper sanitary services: the London sewer system had not reached Soho and the wastes were dumped into River Thames.This action contaminated the water supply, leading to the cholera outbreak.

This is when Dr John Snow stepped in. By talking to local residents, he identified the source of the outbreak as the public water pump on Broad Street and later used a spot map to illustrate how cases of cholera were centred on the Broad Street Pump. His identification of the Broad Street pump as the cause of the Soho epidemic is considered the classic example of epidemiology. This video is my humble attempt at recreating this piece of history and analysing the findings.

Comments (10)

Carlos Costa said:

Posted 1 year 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much Jason, i'm trying to know more about the reception of the prizes, because I'm a sudent from Portugal, and I'm a little confused xD but thanks alot for your reply and Good Luck to you :)

Jason Thomas said:

Posted 1 year 5 weeks ago

Not yet. I guess they are trying to bundle and send, instead of sending it more than once to everyone :)

Carlos Costa said:

Posted 1 year 5 weeks ago

Hi Jason, have you been already contacted by Microsoft about the semi-finalist and finalist prizes? I'm trying to contact somebody, but i'm not being successful?

Marius Costache said:

Posted 1 year 8 weeks ago

nice story, great representation

Shiva Kumbham said:

Posted 1 year 8 weeks ago

Nice Demo Jason.

Ozkan Yakan said:

Posted 1 year 8 weeks ago

Jason, this is a great demo, really enjoyed to watch it:)

Terry McCann said:

Posted 1 year 8 weeks ago

That is a really nice looking dashboard. Good effort

Suhas Kudekar said:

Posted 1 year 8 weeks ago

Very nice...!!!!

Tushar Godkar said:

Posted 1 year 8 weeks ago

Great Work

Thomas Urumpil said:

Posted 1 year 8 weeks ago

Potentially a powerful tool

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