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Did the General Board of Health make any scientific researches at the bedside to ascertain the connection which exists between epidemic diarrhoea & epidemic cholera : and were they the first to point out that cholera is invariably preceded by a diarrhoea for a few hours, or a few days, or for a few weeks, and that it is, consequently, in the power of human foresight to ward off an attack of cholera? : a letter addressed to John Simon, esq., F.R.S., Medical Officer to the General Board of Health

Macloughlin, David, 1786-1870.
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[1856]

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The letter refers to his research during an epidemic of cholera in London in 1853, and his discovery that cholera is always preceded by diarrhoea and if that can be cured the patient may be saved.

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London : T. Richards, [1856]

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12 pages ; 21 cm

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Dated 13th February 1856 at 34, Bruton St., Berkeley Square, [London] with 2 post scripts written the following month.

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