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—The news for the present week from Marseilles and Toulon is more favorable. Cooler weather has prevailed, and the rate of mortality has been materially diminished. Admiral Krantz, in command of the fleet at Toulon, telegraphed under date, July 28, to Paris, that he is sanguine of a daily diminution in the number of deaths in that city.
Cases are numerous in the suburbs of the cities named, but the progress of the epidemic is not so rapid as we had reason to fear.
The rumor of the introduction of cholera to St. Louis, by the way of New Orleans, is entirely without foundation, as appears from the report of Joseph H. Holt, President of the Louisiana State Board of Health to Surgeon-General Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital Service.
We have reason to believe that the authorities by sea and by land are moving with commendable activity, to arrest so
Cholera Report. JAMA. 1884;III(5):129–130. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390540017005
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