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By S.L. Kotar, J.E. Gessler

In seven significant cholera pandemics starting in 1817, the "King of Terrors" has claimed millions of lives. The lethal results of the so-called "disease of dirt" spared nobody, irrespective of their station in life--and this day cholera is extra conventional than at any time all through background.

This booklet lines the historical past of the ailment and the event of these who suffered its ravages, utilizing their very own phrases from countless numbers of newspapers and letters each time attainable. In so doing, the speculations, missteps, sidetracks and winning fears are emphasised. The authors describe the agonizingly sluggish march of growth towards getting to know the motives and the remedy of signs. alongside the way in which, the heroes of prior and current are brought: women and men who fought for his or her beliefs--at instances opposed to vitriolic and robust rivals, together with the clinical experts in their day.

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