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February 18, 1939

The Conquest of Cholera: America's Greatest Scourge

JAMA. 1939;112(7):666. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800070082032

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A most fascinating story that is as interesting as it is authoritative. There will be few readers who can lay this book aside until they have read the last page. The book deals with the epidemic of Asiatic cholera in the United States from its outbreak in 1832 to its conquest in 1892. The reader is taken by word, picture and map along the path of the disease from its first outbreak along the Atlantic coast to the interior valley and the epidemic in the blue grass country. The second invasion and the gold rush of '49 furnish further thrilling chapters. The contributions of foreign and American physicians and allied workers are discussed and each is given the place and prominence deserved. This volume is a notable contribution to medical history.

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