Theories to cure cholera

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  • Theories to cure cholera
    • Contagionist Theory
      • Suggested cholera was spread by contact with cholera victums
      • Oppositions argued that not everyone in the same household fell ill with cholera and therefore theory couldn't be true
    • Miasmic Theory
      • cholera was spread by the form of 'infected air'
      • This theory led to the removal of heaps of excrement
    • 1831 The Lancet
      • a journal written by doctors on the Jewish community
      • Reported they kept themselves free from cholera by rubbing a special ointment on themselve
    • Patent Medicines
      • Medicines all claiming to cure cholera
        • many who did take them did survive

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