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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

Andrew Alan McKenzie

John Snow

My vote is for John Snow - an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. If it wasn't for that era of medicine the probability is that we would be dead, not voting!

And a positive side effect - the unscientific will think 'Jon Snow, cool - game of thrones' and vote for my suggestion.

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