Report on the Epidemic of Cholera in Egypt, During the Years 1895 & 1896

Report on the Epidemic of Cholera in Egypt, During the Years 1895 & 1896

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: any moment develop into open opposition. I often wished that the summary justice inflicted by General Baranoff, the Governor of Nijni Novgorod, could have been meted out to those who, by denying that the disease was Cholera, and by opposing the sanitary measures prescribed, rendered the task of the Sanitary Department so much more difficult. Cholera was epidemic; in Nijni Novgorod in 1892. (') A man named Kitaeff, who persistently asserted that there was no Cholera at Nijni Novgorod, that the whole scare was got up by the doctors who pouoned the populace and then buried them alive, and wbo endeavoured to incite the mob to resistance, was arrested by order of the Governor, who passed the following sentence upon him: --"The citizen Kitaeff having asserted that there is no Cholera and circulate 1 various false stories concerning the treatment of patients, is hereby appointed as hospital assistant for three months in the floating Cholera barge Hospital, in order that he may have an opportunity of rectifying his opinions ." (Signed, Baranoff. During the winter epidemic, the measures had been accepted, ir not with gratitude, at least without active opposition, lout with the recrudescence of the disease in the spring, the popular feeling seems to have Undergone a change. Rumours began to be circulated, such as readily find credence amongst an ignorant people. Sanitary Agents in Alexandria were reported to be throwing yellow handkerchiefs in the faces of those whom they desired to remove to Hospital, so as to render them insensible, and in this condition they were supposed to be carried off and never seen again. Reports of interference with religious customs, as regards the washing of the dead, were steadily circulated and more

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  • English
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