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July 5, 1884

Epidemic Cholera.

JAMA. 1884;III(1):20. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390500036003

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Abstract

—The recent outbreak of cholera in Toulon of which notice was given in the last Journal, has been so sudden and severe as not only to create a panic among the citizens at home, but also to awaken intense solicitude everywhere, lest the scourge should defy all sanitary restraints, and again traverse Enrope and America as in former times.

From the most reliable advices at our command we gather the following facts:

The presence of cholera in Toulon was not generally known until June 24. On the 14th of June one death had occurred, on the 19th, one; 20th, two; 21st, three; 22d, thirteen; 23d, five, and on the 24th, twelve.

It is stated that the greater number of cases are of a mild character, about equally prevalent among civilians and the military, chiefly among the aged and the young.

At a meeting of physicians of Toulon, held on the

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