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November 15, 1884

Cholera, Its Increase in Paris.

JAMA. 1884;III(20):547. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390690015003

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—We have endeavored to keep the readers of the Journal reasonably well advised concerning the progress of epidemic cholera in Europe, from the time of its outbreak in Toulon to the present time. For a few weeks past the prevalence of the scourge had been diminishing so rapidly, that it was hoped it would not reach the north of France or the more northern countries of Europe, at least, until another summer. But during the last few days it has developed a decided increase in Paris. We say increase because it has been known that some cases have been occurring from time to time in that city since June 20. True, they were called sporadic. But the early and more scattering cases that usher in all epidemics are called sporadic until the later stages of the progress of the disease. According to a Paris telegram of November 8, there

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