Northeastern professors discuss the power of stories and how to improve science communication Cholera Map of the Metropolis, 1849, Exhibited in the Registration Districts In the 1850s, John Snow mapped out the London cholera outbreak and discovered where the disease was coming from. Or so the story goes. Some of the details have been lost to history, but why does it matter all these years later? Because spreading medical myths might be as dangerous as spreading the disease itself. In this episode, we talk to Alessandro Vespignani (Sternberg Family Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Sciences, and Health Sciences and the director of the Network Science Institute) and Sari Altschuler (Assistant Professor of English, associate director of the Northeastern Humanities Center, and founding director of the Health, Humanities, and Society minor).