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Jennifer Tracey | 19:23 UK time, Friday, 24 October 2008

Maps played a key role in ending the famous London cholera outbreak in 1854 in just a matter of days.

Given the sophisticated technology at our fingertips - it's quite a surprise to learn that had if it happened today, experts say physician John Snow couldn't have done what he did.

I went to Broadwick Street in London's Soho area with Secretary of the John Snow Society, Dr Rosalind Stanwell-Smith, to find out why.

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