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September 30, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(14):500-501. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420660030005

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At no time since the introduction of cholera into Europe in 1829, were there so many infected points as at present. This is no doubt owing to the greater facilities of communication, while it is also true the number of cases and the mortality incident to the progress of the disease is not as great as heretofore; the necessary result of greater precaution taken to prevent the spread of the same. Cholera is abating in Russia in the districts where for the last two years it has raged with such fatal results, while at St. Petersburg, the Crimea, and a few ports on the Black Sea it is on the increase and will no doubt continue so for some time. Cases are also reported at Constantinople, and for the first time in Servia. Cairo in Egypt is also said to be infected.

In Galicia and Hungary the disease still prevails,

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