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April 30, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(18):477-484. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391430001001

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ON SOME NEW ASPECTS OF THE CHOLERA QUESTION SINCE THE DISCOVERY BY KOCH OF THE COMMA BACILLUS.  Delivered before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, March 16, 1887.BY E. O. SHAKESPEARE, M.D., OF PHILADELPHIA.LATELY U. S. CHOLERA COMMISSIONER.I appreciate the honor of an opportunity of coming before your learned body this evening to say something, although in a desultory manner, about some of the new aspects of the cholera question since the discovery of the comma bacillus of Koch, particularly those aspects which have more forcibly struck me in the study.which I have had the opportunity to make of this question during my wanderings in Europe and India, under the direction of the President of the United States, for the purpose of investigating the cholera subject, with a view of making a report to the President concerning my labors. The subject is so vast that,

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