Preventive Measures and Treatments for Cholera in the 19th Century in Ottoman Archive Documents

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Erer S. , Erdemir A.

Vesalius: Acta Internationales Historiae Medicinae, vol.16, no.1, pp.41-48, 2010 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : Vesalius: Acta Internationales Historiae Medicinae
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-48


Cholera spread all over the world starting from India and made major outbreaks. Cholera, a highly effective disease, also had been a pioneer effect on taking health measures worldwide. The first international health organization and health conferences organized in different countries to determine preventive measures and treatments for cholera. In this article, preventive measures and treatments for cholera in the 19th century in the Ottoman period were analyzed according to Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives and compared with the current methods.