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January 3, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(1):24-25. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390760032010

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Paris, December 3, 1884.

You will have learned of the decline of the cholera epidemic in Paris, and it may be interesting to take a retrospective view of it from its outbreak in the beginning of November. Dr. Emile Rivière read a paper at the meeting of the Academy of Sciences last week, in which he entered into a history of the epidemic, and of which the following is a summary: According to the reports published under the orders of the Prefect of Police, the first case of cholera was reported on the 4th of November. The next day six cases occurred, and were at once sent to the hospital, where five of them died next day. From the 5th to midnight of the 22d of November, 912 patients were conveyed to the hospitals (553 men and 359 women), 59 cases occurred in the hospitals, of which 18 were employés

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