2006 Dr Jamie Bartram: Drinking Water- Where Science Meets Policy

The Pumphandle lectures for the John Snow Society have covered a wide range of topics on the prevention or understanding of disease, but few have been so pertinent to the pumphandle theme as that chosen by Dr Jamie Bartram, Coordinator of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva. Dr Bartram …

2004 Dr Alain Moren: Challenges for field epidemiology training in a widening Europe

The Pumphandle Lecture series always features a great lecturer and the speaker for the sesquicentenary, Dr Moren, was very appropriate, demonstrating that epidemiology is now a pan-European expertise. Training is essential to maintain and improve the skills of future epidemiologists and EPIET provides courses and training attachments across the “island and the continent” of Europe. …

2003 Dr Mike Ryan: Epidemics in the 21st Century, the lesson of SARS

On 22 September 2003, Dr Mike Ryan gave the 11th annual John Snow Society Pumphandle Lecture at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In the last half of the 20th century, following the development of modern antibiotics and vaccines, there were confident predictions that infectious disease would soon be vanquished – and no …

2002 Dr David Salisbury: Managing vaccine adverse effects

The 10th annual John Snow Society Pumphandle lecture, given by Dr David Salisbury, focused on the public’s concern for vaccine safety; where this fear comes from and how the Department of Health tackles these problems. Dr David Salisbury is a Principal Medical Officer of the Communicable Disease Branch, the Department of Health, London, where he …