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September 10, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(11):320. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420110024002

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History of Asiatic Cholera in New Orleans, La. 

To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  The rapid progress of Asiatic cholera in Europe at this time, has justly alarmed the sanitary authorities of this great republic; but health authorities should not lose sight of the important fact that the ordinary bowel affections at all times present with us inflict in the long run far greater mortality than Asiatic cholera.This proposition will be illustrated by the following

BRIEF HISTORY OF ASIATIC CHOLERA IN NEW ORLEANS.  It would be foreign to our purpose to enter fully into the history of this foreign pestilence which has at various times reached the shores of Louisiana from the shores of Europe across the waters of the Atlantic ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.Asiatic cholera has played no insignificant part in the grand carnival of disease and death.In 1832, Asiatic cholera in conjunction with yellow

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