Cholera in Detroit: A History

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McFarland, 30 lug 2013 - 228 pagine
During the mid- to late 19th century, Detroit and the American Midwest were the sites of five major cholera epidemics. The first of these, the 1832 outbreak, was of particular significance--an unexpected consequence of the Black Hawk War. In order to suppress the Native American uprising then taking place in regions around present-day Illinois, General Winfield Scott had been ordered by President Andrew Jackson to transport his troops from Virginia to the Midwest. While passing through New York State the men were exposed to cholera, transmitting the disease to the population of Detroit once they reached that city. As a result, cholera was established as an endemic disease in the upper Midwest. Further outbreaks took place in 1834, 1849, 1854 and 1866, ultimately resulting in the deaths of hundreds of individuals. This book is the story of those outbreaks and the efforts to control them.
 

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Introduction
1
1 From India to America
9
2 Cholera Crosses the Border
19
3 Cholera Among the Troops
34
4 Detroit Vintage 1832
42
Events of 1832
54
1834
84
7 Between the Cholera Wars
101
9 Epidemic of 1854
127
New York Detroit and Beyond
142
11 The 1870s and Beyond
164
12 Isolation and Identifi cation of the Cholera Bacillus
174
13 Aftermath
191
Chapter Notes
199
Bibliography
213
Index
217

8 The Epidemic of 1849
115

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Richard Adler is a professor of microbiology at the University of Michigan–Dearborn. He has written five other books and numerous professional articles as well as works for the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

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