Cholera in Detroit: A History Richard Adler

ISBN: 9781299754058

Published: April 29th 2014

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Cholera in Detroit: A History  by  Richard   Adler

Cholera in Detroit: A History by Richard Adler
April 29th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 229 pages | ISBN: 9781299754058 | 6.55 Mb

During the mid- to late 19th century, Detroit and the American Midwest were the sites of five major cholera epidemics. The first of these, the 1832 outbreak, was of particular significance--an unexpected consequence of the Black Hawk War. In order toMoreDuring the mid- to late 19th century, Detroit and the American Midwest were the sites of five major cholera epidemics.

The first of these, the 1832 outbreak, was of particular significance--an unexpected consequence of the Black Hawk War. In order to suppress the Native American uprising then taking place in regions around present-day Illinois, General Winfield Scott had been ordered by President Andrew Jackson to transport his troops from Virginia to the Midwest. While passing through New York State the men were exposed to cholera, transmitting the disease to the population of Detroit once they reached that city.

As a result, cholera was established as an endemic disease in the upper Midwest. Further outbreaks took place in 1834, 1849, 1854 and 1866, ultimately resulting in the deaths of hundreds of individuals.



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