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July 26, 1884

Cholera Report.

JAMA. 1884;III(4):102-103. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390530018006

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—During the last week the epidemic has been steadily increasing in severity, in Marseilles and Toulon. For the twenty-four hours ending yesterday evening, July 20th, at 6 o'clock, the number of fatal cases in Toulon was forty-six, and in Marseilles during the same time, the deaths from cholera numbered fifty-seven, and this notwithstanding over sixty thousand of the citizens of Marseilles had fled from the city by railways and by overland routes as early as the 15th of the month.

Impending famine seems to threaten with added fatality, the panic-stricken people that remain.

Two cases are reported in Transylvania, and again we have the report of two fatal cases in Paris. It is the impression of those best able to judge, that the epidemic is destined to spread throughout Europe. It seems that the Paris Academy of Medicine declines to express to the government its views of the best

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