Rapport sur la marche et les effets du choléra-morbus dans Paris et les communes rurales du département de la Seine: année 1832

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"An official report on the cholera epidemic (part of the worldwide cholera pandemic of 1829-51) that hit Paris in the spring of 1832, killing 18,000 people -- 2.3 percent of the city's population -- before its end four years later. The cholera epidemics that swept Europe in the 1830s and 1840s had a wide-ranging influence, inspiring reforms in city planning and public hygiene and the creation of the first public health departments. The Chateauneuf report, prepared by a government commission, breaks down cholera deaths in the area by age, sex, profession, locality (including urban versus rural), temperature, elevation and other factors. The report includes detailed statistical tables for each of Paris's original twelve arrondissements, complete with maps of each arrondissement's four quartiers. An outstanding feature of the report is the map by geographer and cartographer Charles Picquet 'contain[ing] one of the earliest applications of spatial analysis in epidemiology . . . in which the 48 districts of Paris were represented by grayscale gradient according to the percentage of deaths from cholera per 1000 inhabitants' (Garrison-Morton.com 7480)."--Antiquarian bookseller's description, 2017.
 

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