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The Cholera Epidemic of 1873 in the United States

By the United States Surgeon-General’s Office

August 10, a white man, named Cross, was taken with cholera, after a visit of some days to Knoxville. He was treated by hypodermic injections of morphia and atropia, by which the cramps were effectually relieved. The tinct. of iron, opium, and muriatic acid was used internally. In this case the urine was suppressed for thirty-six hours. The man recovered. Active disinfection was again employed.

A fatal case occurred at a later date in the person of a negro man who received no medical aid during his illness, but of this case we have been unable to obtain any particulars.

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