486 Map of Routes of Asiatic Cholera
Map of Routes of Asiatic Cholera
Cholera affected millions of people as it spread from its point of origin in northeastern India and marched along trade routes in the late 1820s and into Europe in the early 1830s. Many Americans, particularly those in cities on the eastern seaboard, watched it rampage across Europe with trepidation. Quarantines had failed to stop the spread of the disease, and American observers soon came to believe that the Atlantic Ocean could only delay, but not completely halt, its inevitable arrival.
Map of Routes of Asiatic Cholera
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Publication: Harper's Weekly. April 25, 1885.
Artist: John C. Peters
Owner: Courtesy of U.S. National Library of Medicine
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