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Title: Instrucción popular sobre el cólera morbo
Creator: Várgas Vega, Antonio
Maldonado, J.
Acevedo Tejada, Alfonso
Publication Info: Bogotá : Unknown, August 1849.
Physical Details: 1-15 p. ; 19 x 14 cm
Physical Condition: Wrappers slightly worn. Interior pages mint.

Summary: This manual explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cholera. It was intended for the education of Catholic priests who could, in turn, transmit this information to parishioners during Mass. This effort supplemented public health measures that sought to avoid a major epidemic.
Historical Notes: Between 1840 and 1862 there was a cholera pandemic. During the Gold Rush the disease spread from New York to Nueva Granada through Panamá’s ports. In Cartagena and Barranquilla cholera resulted in the death of about 20,000 people, with lower numbers in the Andean region. Quevedo Vélez, Emilio 1992 Historia de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en Colombia. In Credencial Histórica. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: Instructions to the denizens of Bogotá Province as to how to combat the cholera epidemic then raging in 1849 - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Cholera -- Colombia
Epidemics -- Colombia
Public health -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01674
Record Number: 108
Islandora ID: islandora:970