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July 30, 1887

ABSTRACT OF A LECTURE ON CHOLERA AND ITS TREATMENT.

JAMA. 1887;IX(5):131-134. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400040003001a
Abstract

[The lecturer spoke of the importance of the subject, of its classification, the views of different students, as Pettenkofer and Koch, in regard to the nature of the infectious material, the duration of the cholera poison, and the ways of invasion. He accepts Koch's views. The incubation period varies between 12 hours and 5 days. The clinical picture varies according to the intensity of the infection. Cholera diarrhœa represents the mildest degree of the infection, beginning with dyspeptic troubles, or comes on suddenly without these, usually at night. With painful gripings come on a number of copious, thin, light-colored discharges, usually painless and with a feeling of relief, but often with an unpleasant sensation in the abdomen, general malaise, pain in the head, and slight fever. During an epidemic of cholera these cases are of unusual frequency, too often ignored by unthinking persons, and by others magnified into more than

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