Although Snow was never able to convince his peers early on of his theory that ingestion of contaminated water was the cause of cholera, he did recommend actions that could be taken in the presence of cholera and for preventing the disease from spreading. These actions Snow provides in his pamphlet, "On the Mode of Communication of Cholera" consists of twelve measures society can perform in the presence of cholera and in preventing cholera and other diseases that are communicable in the same manner from spreading. The basis of the measures Snow suggests are strict cleanliness when dealing with sick individuals, proper preparations and filtration of water, and isolation between individuals that are sick and those who are not. Snow's measure of strict cleanliness consisted of people exhibiting proper hygiene skills when dealing with disease stricken individuals by means of correct hand washing techniques, proper disposal of infected garments, and appropriate means of food handling. Snow was also an advocate
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In 1660, John Locke was aged twenty eight and a newly appointed tutor in Greek at Oxford. Oxford and Locke prudently rejoiced in the Restoration in a commissioned book of poetry: “Our prayers are heard,” penned Locke – but so had he and his Oxford colleagues praised Cromwell’s rule, “You, mighty Prince!” (V) Initially, Locke was unwilling to add to the political controversies of the era, until he penned his first two Tracts on Government . The occasion was a highly controversial reversal of policy on the part of Charles’s government.