DUDLEY on Epidemic Cholera.



fully raised by the circumstances already indicated in this paper
-chiefly by the ignorance, or carelessness of its victims,
through which the time, when cure was practicable, was al-
lowed often to elapse. When, therefore, experience shall have
taught men the importance of meeting the first symptoms of
the disease, and of controlling their passions, and governing
their appetites, its ravages will cease to be so frightful.




ART. VI.-Observations on Epidemic Cholera. By BENJAMIN
  W. DUDLEY, M. D., c. (In a letter addressed to the
  Editor.)

  DEAR SnI:-I present you with a brief summary of my
observations and practice in the epidemic cholera, which has
recently visited our city. The history of the disease, even
when confined to our small population, and to the localities
within the city, presents inscrutable difficulties to the con-
sideration of the medical philosopher. Last fall, the very
few cases that occured, were all confined to the imprudent,
or the indigent, on Water Street, or in other low situations.
On the recent occasion, the complaint appeared about the
same time in different parts of the city without regard to lo-
cality. The isolated dwelling, enjoying all the advantages
of elevation, and of air, did not prove more exempt from its
ravages than others, situated in the lowest, and most dense
parts of our city.
  For some weeks previous to, and during the continuance of
the malady, almost every person with whom I had inter-
course, complained of the generation of large quantities of
wind in the stomach, and of unpleasant sensations in the
bowels. After the cholera made its appearance, notwith-
standing the prudent and discreet reduced the quantity, and
variety of their food, and paid particular attention to its
quality, still the symptoms of indigestion were very general.
"6Cholerine" made its appearance in some instances, both be-



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