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September 20, 1884

Cholera in Europe.

JAMA. 1884;III(12):330. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390610022005

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—In Marseilles the epidemic seems to have spent its force. Under date of Sept. 14 but two cases are reported. The total number of fatal cases in that city, from the outbreak of cholera up to the present date, has been 1,445. Of these, 1,140 were Frenchmen; 247 Italians; 19 Spaniards; 11 Greeks; 6 Austrians; 5 English; 11 Swiss; 3 Germans; 2 Americans, and 1 Swede. From Toulon the last reports are favorable. Fourteen cases are reported during the two days ending Sept. 14. The malignant scourge seems, however, to have lost none of its virulence. The theatre of action is transferred to Naples, where, during the past week, its ravages have been terribly severe. Nor is this surprising.

If any city on the continent was in favorable condition for the pestilence to do its worst, that city was Naples. Its tenements literally swarm with inhabitants, filthy beyond description.


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