August 3, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(5):205-206. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430310033005

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The news from the Orient in regard to cholera is not reassuring. Cholera is raging in Corea, in the Liao Tung peninsula, in the government of Volhynia Russia, and in Japan. In the latter country 9,000 persons are reported to have been attacked since the outbreak, with a mortality of 5,000. This mortality is about that of the last serious epidemic in Europe, and shows that the world has not yet placed the disease under therapeutic control. We may indeed prevent its spread by careful disinfection, and by supplying pure water instead of contaminated water, but the work of stamping out the disease at its original center seems yet far away. In this, Great Britain has a moral responsibility in the eyes of the world that she can not shake.

The yellow fever has spread from the Island of Cuba to the Island of Puerto Rico, where it is stated

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