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September 9, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(11):391. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420630031004

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The latest advices from Europe show that there is not much change in the cholera situation in Russia, but that the previous ratio of increase is maintained.

In Hungary and Galicia the disease is increasing. It is admitted that in Hungary three hundred communes are infected. In Galicia fifteen districts have been invaded and the disease is still spreading.

On the 1st inst., in Obecoe, in Hungary, there was a cholera riot owing to the removal of the corpse of a cholera patient.

The ignorance and superstition of the people prove a serious obstacle in the way of the authorities in the enforcement of proper sanitary precautions, leading inevitably to the spread of the contagion. This is to be observed in Persia as well as in Hungary. There is no increase in Vienna.

The disease has broken out among the Jeddah pilgrims on the island lying off the city of

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