On The Contagion Of Cholera

Title

On The Contagion Of Cholera

Description

This article appeared in The Times of London on 29 October 1831, during England's first cholera crisis. Its author was Dr. James Johnson, a renowned physician and founder of the Medico-Chirurgical Review which was a mid-nineteenth-century medical journal that followed medical advancements at a time when understanding and containing cholera was one of the profession's major challenges.

The two common schools of thought regarding cholera's causes were the contagionists and anti-contagionists. In this article, Dr. James Johnson publicly presented his anti-contagionist theories, arguing that the disease was spread, not person-to-person, but rather via bad air known as "miasma."

Creator

The Times of London

Source

The Times of London, 29 Oct. 1831

Date

29 10 1831

Contributor

Courtney Jones

Format

Print

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

1800-1899

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Citation

The Times of London, “On The Contagion Of Cholera,” Disaster History Archive, accessed November 20, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/78.

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