|Epidemics of various diseases were common in the nineteenth
Perhaps the most feared was Cholera, a disease related to
a contaminated water supply. When the first Cholera epidemic hit Scotland in 1832
there was widespread panic. There was no shortage of advice on how to protect
against the disease. Much of this advice was wrong, as the causes of Cholera had
yet to be established. Many thousands of people also died from other diseases
such as Typhus and Diphtheria.
There are two sources to study in this
|Source 2A is a handbill issued
by Glasgow Board of Health. This gave advice to people on how to prevent a cholera
outbreak. It dates from February 1832.|
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then answer the following questions.
- The Board of Health thought people should take action to prevent cholera
in four areas. What were these four areas?
- Copy and complete the
table on the following page.
- Read the section Treatment and describe
the symptoms of cholera.
- How did the Board recommend that cholera
symptoms were treated?
|Source 2B is part of a report
by the Medical Officer of Health for Roxburghshire produced in 1894.|
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- Which diseases were a problem in Melrose district in 1894?
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