Cholera in the Portuguese Region of Alto Minho in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: Epidemic Outbreaks, Treatment and Behaviours

Alexandra Esteves, Marta Lobo de Araújo
2010 Hygiea Internationalis: an Interdisciplinary Journal for the History of Public Health  
n the 19th century in result of the inherent advances of the industrializing process, the distances were shortened, distant regions became nearer and the circulation of people and goods through several parts of the globe was easier. The diseases also spread more quickly, assuming sometimes uncontrollable proportions, not only by land, but also by sea, through boats that, in addition of transporting people and goods, also served as means of transmission of epidemics into different countries and
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doi:10.3384/hygiea.1403-8668.1091183 fatcat:k4bau3qwovd6bfd3zfodpcvcju