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CHOLERA. - A gathering of five Italian pamphlets on Cholera dating from 1849 to 1884: Intorno al Colera-Morbus Prima Istruzione Popolare ... [and] Regolamento Sovranamenve Approvato per Guarentire le Provincie del Regno dalla Diffusione del Colera Asiatico qualore vi penetrasse ... [and] Pratiche per l'Espurgo dei Luoghi e Degli Oggetti che Hanno Servito a Colerosi [and] Nota ed Avertenze Pratiche del Consiglio Superiore di Sanita ... sulla Colera [and] Istruzioni Pratiche del Consiglio Superiore di Sanita sul Colera.

Avellino 1849; Avellino 1854; Firenze 1865; Firenze 1865; Rome 1884. Five items octavo and large octavo original plain or printed wrappers. Rather good copies of all. ¶ Instructions for dealing with cholera through four outbreaks in Italy that each killed by the tens or hundreds of thousands. These should record remarkable developments in the handling and treatment of cholera as the century moved on. In 1854 Italian scientist Filippo Pacini announced his discovery of the cholera bug and was soundly and roundly ignored by everyone. Snow's 1854 discovery of the transmission of cholera though contaminated water should have been noted by the Italian authorities by 1865 and by 1884 Koch's rediscovery of the bug was known and it's infectious nature was known. The authorities went with the miasma reactionaries of earlier generations. What they did learn was hugely important for governments everywhere: come the 1911 outbreak the whole thing was covered up.
AUD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 254 US$ 287.14 | £UK 228.25 | JP¥ 32590] Book number 10154

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