13 minutes | Dec 16th 2020

Chatroom 8: A disease sleuth in Bangalore

Season 1, CHATROOM 8 A Disease Sleuth in Bangalore We follow British scientist Ronald Ross as he stops a cholera outbreak in Bangalore in 1895. At first he’s stumped. The disease shows up in one place and then  jumps to the other end of town. And how to get his hands on a microscope when there’s only one in all of South India? Join Sanjeev Jain, a professor at NIMHANS, for a “whodunnit” on Ross’ disease-hunting trail. Time Markers (mins: sec) 00:57 – Ross meets a man from a tribe 03:05 – Ross joins the Indian Medical Service 04:35 – Ross heads to Bangalore 05:07 – Bangalore looks like an English village 06:15 – Conditions in Black’s town 07:15 – Ross quarantines people, destroys property 08:40 – Ross takes careful notes 11:20 – Ross makes recommendations 12:10 – Information is important during outbreaks Guests Sanjeev Jain Resources Transcript Reading Suggestions Share Episode Twitter Facebook WhatsApp  Sign up for updates   EMAIL Reading List Jain, S. and Sarin, A. (2020, April 20). Contact tracing, hotspots and plodding through sewers: Cholera in Bangalore 1895. The Federal. https://thefederal.com/the-eighth-column/contact-tracing-hotspots-and-plodding-through-sewers-cholera-in-bangalore-1895/ Sinden, R. E. (2007). Malaria, mosquitoes and the legacy of Ronald Ross. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 85(11), 894–896. https://doi.org/10.2471/BLT.04.020735  
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