Oh What a Beautiful Science

There’s a bright yellow germ on the doorknob,
There’s a bright yellow germ on the doorknob,
It grows just as fine as an old kudzu vine
And if left to its own could soon cause our decline.

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day.
We’ve got the beauty of science,
To keep such outbreaks at bay.

Well my brother he once had the chickenpox,
Yes my brother he once had the chickenpox.
He caught it from Bea and then gave it to me.
This mode of transmission we typically see.

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day.
We’ve got the beauty of science,
To keep such outbreaks at bay.

Now there once was a great doc in London,
Yes, there was once a great doc in London.
His name was John Snow and through plotting he showed,
Cholera was breaking out ’round one water flow.*

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day.
We’ve got the beauty of science,
To keep such outbreaks at bay.

And it’s not just a field about medicine
No it’s not just a field about medicine
This research can look at the gobbledygook
We’ve made of the world by the risks that we took.**

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day.
We’ve got the beauty of science,
To keep these outbreaks at bay.

So we study the health of the public,
Yes we study the health of the public.
We look at the patterns of risk and disease;
And call this type science epidemiology.

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day.
We’ve learned all about this good science,
We learned something new for today.

Oh what a beautiful day.

*The Broad Street Pump Handle, London, England.

** Environmental Health, see Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

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