The Drummer Was the First to Die by Liza Pennywitt Taylor

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As a cholera epidemic makes its way toward London, noted anesthesiologist Dr. John Snow searches for the source of the disease and encounters Lillian Arynsworth, a beautiful and haunted young woman.
 

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Published June 1, 1992 by St Martins Pr. 309 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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John falls instantly for Lillian, and Lillian for John, despite the fact that both their lives are in a terrible mess: Snow's due to the public ridicule and aversion caused by his work;

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The severe cholera epidemic that terrorized London in the summer of 1854 provides the atmospheric background for Taylor's nicely written first novel, and a real-life figure, Dr. John Snow, is its prot

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But if you happened to have a complicated pregnancy, needed a tumor removed or were in the grip of the intense gastrointestinal spasms of cholera, you would have been better off in the hands of London's Dr. John Snow than in those of almost any physician in the world.

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The severe cholera epidemic that terrorized London in the summer of 1854 provides the atmospheric background for Taylor's nicely written first novel, and a real-life figure, Dr. John Snow, is its protagonist.

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