Henry Whitehead (cleric)
A believer in the miasma theory of disease, Whitehead worked to disprove false theories, eventually coming to prefer Dr. John Snow's idea that cholera spreads through water contaminated by human waste. Snow's work — and Whitehead's own investigations — convinced Whitehead that the Broad Street pump was the source of the local infections. Whitehead then joined with Snow in tracking the contamination to a faulty cesspool and the outbreak's index case.
- Frerichs, Ralph R (11 October 2006). "Reverend Henry Whitehead" (
- "The Broad Street Pump:An Episode in the Cholera Epidemic of 1854", The Reverend H. Whitehead in Macmillan's Magazine, Volume XIII, Nov. 1865 - Apr. 1886, pp. 113–122