September 3, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):293-295. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100025008

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We are indebted to the Tennessee State Board of Health Bulletin for the following concise account of the various epidemics of Asiatic cholera and their course:

In view of the extensive and steady spread of cholera in the Russian Empire, and of the great uneasiness manifested both in Europe and America as to its becoming, as in former years, a pan-epidemic, we give in this Bulletin memoranda connected with its past history. All sections of Tennessee have been visited by this disease at different dates from 1833 to 1873, inclusive. By observation or by tradition all our people are more or less familiar with it. In a subsequent number we hope to give an outline of its history in Tennessee.

One broad fact appears in lucid brightness. The mystery that once enveloped the plague no longer exists. It need not get into the Union or into Tennessee. If from culpable

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