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June 17, 1893

FAMILY EXEMPTION FROM CHOLERA SECURED BY SANITARY MEASURES.

JAMA. 1893;XX(24):675-676. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420510025005

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Abstract

The efficiency of a thorough hygiene of the domicile versus cholera is greater than many persons are willing to admit. A timely illustration of this important factor in the prevention of cholera coming from Asiatic Turkey, may be quoted from the British Medical Journal. A correspondent of that paper writes: "The infection is powerless among people who are careful to cook thoroughly all food and to boil all the drinking water. That the water is highly dangerous seems to be proved by a striking incident in a native family near us. In that household the sanitary rules were strictly observed, but one of the women, in bravado, drank three cups of unboiled water, saying to the others, 'Let us see what it will do.' She was taken ill and died in just twenty-four hours." And at the time the writer was last informed regarding the status of that family, that

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