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October 18, 1884

Cholera in Europe.

JAMA. 1884;III(16):441. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390650021005

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—During the last two weeks the cholera epidemic in France has been rapidly subsiding, the total deaths from that disease upon Oct. 7 in the whole country only reaching eight.

From Italy we have the report under date of Oct. 12 of only 239 fresh cases and 137 deaths in all the infected districts, and of these 115 fresh cases and 31 deaths occurred at Naples.

From Spain we have notice that at Madrid, Oct. 12, the Official Gazette announces the cholera epidemic ended, and that the bulletins will no longer appear.

We are thus relieved, for the time, of apprehension as to the immediate appearance of cholera in this country. Judging from past experiences, it is more than probable that it will reach this country during the coming year. We are thus forewarned and have ample time to do all that our present knowledge of sanitary science can suggest

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