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September 13, 1884

Progress of Cholera in Europe.

JAMA. 1884;III(11):297. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390600017005

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—During the week ending Sept. 8, despatches show that the epidemic cholera has been making but little progress in France and Spain, but has extended much more rapidly in Italy, the scourge prevailing very severely in Naples. In the city just named, 451 new cases and 154 deaths are reported as having occurred during the twenty-four hours preceding the evening of the 8th inst. A large part of the inhabitants are represented as panic stricken, and as resorting to superstitious rites and ceremonies to a degree that would have disgraced the inhabitants in the darkest ages of human history.

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