The Charles Booth maps as a mirror to society

I am struck by a quote in today’s Standard (and many international press outlets) that Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a new website, Ethnicity Facts and Figures: ” She said: “In doing this groundbreaking work we are holding a mirror up to our society. The idea itself is not new, Charles Booth’s maps of […]

Mapping Disease: Tuberculosis in Chicago, 1906

Last week we saw how a doctor in New York had sought to diagnose bad housing by mapping its morphological aetiology. Almost at the same time another doctor, this time in Chicago, made a comprehensive study of the incidence of tuberculosis in the Near West Side of Chicago. His report’s striking graphics, which show built […]