Medicine: Asiatic Cholera

Little though it was known outside of Asia. China was rancid with cholera this summer, a pestilential menace to the rest of the globe. By last week, as cold weather crept over the country, the trouble was subsiding. Remembered then was the prediction of Dr. J. H. Jordan. British Commissioner of Public Health of the Shanghai International Settlement, that the disease, which is always skulking in China, would be especially virulent this year. Some 500,000 Chinese contracted the disease, some 150,000 died (Dr. Jordan's estimate). Last July Dr. Robert Watson Hart, chief of the American Oriental Quarantine Service, saw "20 funerals...

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