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The Ghost Map

Author(s): Gregory Vogt, Ed.D.

Making Headlines

The night of August 31, the Asiatic Cholera returned. It was called Asiatic because the disease originated in the Ganges delta of the Indian subcontinent (India).

Since ancient times, cholera ravaged the Indian population. Gradually, cholera spread along land and sea trade routes. It was believed that one or more infected merchant chip crews brought cholera to London.

The return of the disease to London, the fourth time since 1831, made the headlines of all the newspapers. Panic ensued. 

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