On proceeding to the spot, I found that nearly all the deaths had
taken place within a short distance of the [Broad Street] pump.
There were only ten deaths in houses situated decidedly nearer to
another street-pump. In five of these cases the families of the
deceased persons informed me that they always sent to the pump in
Broad Street, as they preferred the water to that of the pumps
which were nearer. In three other cases, the deceased were children
who went to school near the pump in Broad Street...
With regard to the deaths occurring in the locality belonging to
the pump, there were 61 instances in which I was informed that the
deceased persons used to drink the pump water from Broad Street,
either constantly or occasionally...
The result of the inquiry, then, is, that there has been no
particular outbreak or prevalence of cholera in this part of London
except among the persons who were in the habit of drinking the
water of the above-mentioned pump well.
I had an interview with the Board of Guardians of St James's
parish, on the evening of the 7th inst [Sept 7], and represented
the above circumstances to them. In consequence of what I said, the
handle of the pump was removed on the following day.