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By B. Said, B. Drasar (auth.), Professor B. S. Drasar, Dr B. D. Forrest (eds.)

Only lately has it been printed that V. cholerae is a standard inhabitant of esturine and riverine waters. which means whether the ailment should be eradicated from human inhabitants by way of vaccines and so on. the vibrio will proceed to outlive independently within the setting. it's most likely that the surroundings is the resource of epidemic lines. this can be the 1st publication to target the implication of those discoveries.

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Farr's law. In whatever part of the globe the history of the cholera there raging is investigated, it will be found as the rule that the disease affects most fatally the low-lying seaports and deltas of rivers, sparing the high grounds, even round river sources. In India we know it began in the delta of the Ganges, ravaged all low-lying places; while sepoy lines, placed from sixty to a hundred feet above the general level of the country, had scarcely any cases, excepting such as occurred in persons on guard at the different outposts.

Lankester), a member of the St James Vestry, demanded a full investigation into the outbreak (Chave, 1958; Howell and Ford, 1985). A committee was set up, but it received strong opposition from Sir Benjamin Hall, the President of the General Board of Health (which had 'cleared' the pump's water); all information gathered by the department was withheld. 8) - the 29-year-old curate of the local St Luke's church. During the 3 months since the outbreak, Snow (1854) had now expanded his pamphlet into a 162-page book, On the Mode of Communication of Cholera.

The higher classes of natives and Europeans generally inhabiting the better raised and more airy parts of the towns suffered proportionally less than the lower ranks, and indeed the general result was such as I 36 The Asiatic cholera: an historical review to lead Mr. 1 The relationship between cholera mortality and altitude according to Mr. Farr Elevation in districts in feet above high-water mark Deaths In 10 000. Mortality observed Calculated series 102 102 1 = 102 20-40 65 102 2 = 51 40-60 34 102 3 = 34 60-80 27 102 4 = 26 80-100 22 102 = 20 5 100-120 17 102 6 = 17 340-360 7 102 18 = 6 20 Pathology and mode of communication of cholera 37 according to a series calculated from an equation worked out by Mr.

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