The SNOW room


"All that would be required to prevent the disease [cholera] would be such a close attention to cleanliness in cooking and eating, and to drainage and water supply, as is desirable at all times.”

Described as the father of contemporary epidemiology he investigated the cholera outbreak in London in 1854 concluding cholera was spreading through contaminated water.

His approach of questioning, observing, reasoning, and testing led to a rigorous scientific inquiry to understand the cause of cholera. In doing so he demonstrated healthy curiousness, courage, and collaboration.

@Next Practice Deakin, we pay the utmost attention to the basic founding principles of good medicine including good hygiene. We’re proud to challenge the status quo to bring advances in health service delivery.